Teaching about Elections

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    For Parents, Families, and Caregivers
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Elections and voting provide many interesting opportunities to teach students about civics, how government works, the electoral process, current events, historical context and campaign politics. Young people want to be part of the conversation--and should be. They are eager for information, reflection and dialogue. Below are education resources, lesson plans, family resources and other election-related content to assist you in teaching and talking about elections. 

Because elections often bring about differences of opinion and strong feelings, it is important to review classroom guidelines for safe, respectful and inclusive dialogue.  


Teaching Tools: Before, During & After Elections

Lesson Plans on Election-Related Issues

Election-Related Resources for Parents and Families