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Teaching the Election Process: Lesson Plans and Resources

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Teaching the Election Process: Lesson Plans and Resources


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Election Education Lesson Plans and Resources for PreK-12 Students

It's election season in the United States and a good time to teach students about the election process and why local, state and federal elections matter.

Use these free preK-12 election education lessons, activities, blogs and webinars to help you educate students on election topics and the importance of counting every vote. Explore topics covering election fundamentals, election law and security, youth engagement, famous U.S. elections and more. Check out some sample resources below and get started with your lesson planning here.

Educating for Democratic Citizenship

The Shanker Institute in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers, Share My Lesson the and the AFT Innovation Fund has launched this Educating for Democratic Citizenship Project whereby a group of accomplished, experienced AFT educators have developed these Action Civics lessons and materials that we hope will improve teaching and learning of American History, Government, and Civics for teachers and students.