Tools and Strategies

Teaching about Elections

Election Diverse Voters


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

Classroom Activities

Resources for Parents and Families