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From a handy “Electoral Decoder” to KQED’s Youth Media Challenge, these Google Classroom-ready resources are a great place to start. Also be sure to follow KQED’s #LetsTalkAboutElection2020 series of articles with learning links, engaging videos, and more.
More one-stop shopping for students and educators of all grades, with engaging games like “Race for the White House,” complete lesson plans, and more.
The League of Women Voters is a great non-partisan resource for up-to-date voting guides, information on candidates at all levels, essays on important issues like voter suppression, and opportunities for young people to serve, support and participate in the electoral process.
Nat Geo is one of many other organizations who have beefed up their elections-related resources for students, educators, and families in this historic year.
Helps you explore the evolution of voting rights in the United States. Students will learn about US voting laws, obstacles to voting, Susan B. Anthony and the history of voting.
Election Process: How Elections Happen from Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government
The election process for Federal officials, specifically the President and Vice President, Senators, and Representatives, is explained.
Voters Ed offers historical presidential election data.
The Youth Leadership Initiative
The Youth Leadership Initiative is presented by the University of Virginia Center for Politics, providing free civics education materials and programs. YLI programs are designed to help students to understand and take responsibility as citizens, becoming lifelong participants in democracy with lesson plans and activities, each program includes simulations and hands-on projects that connect students with the political process.
CSPAN offers free primary source material for social studies classrooms, including lessons on campaigns and elections.
Scholastic News offers an election website with resources for elementary school teachers.