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Election 2020: Are Your Students Ready to Take Informed Action?

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  • Preview of SML Oct 8 2020 .pdf - page 1
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Subject Social Studies — Civics and Government, Current Events
Grade Level Grades 6-12, Professional Development
Resource Type Handout, Presentation
Attributes Good for Parents

Attribution Non-commercial NoDerivative



Join Elizabeth R. Osborn, Education Director, Indiana University Center of Representative Government and Share My Lesson for a webinar on engaging your students in the voting process.

Avalable on Demand

Prepare your students to act as knowledgeable and informed participants in the 2020 elections, even if they are not old enough to vote. This session will help you create and sustain an inquiry process that involves an examination of primary sources and teaching strategies for educating your students about the struggle and sacrifices made in the U.S. and internationally to ensure access to the ballots.

Analyzing primary sources from around the world, and from the free interactive civics game Engaging Congress will provide concrete illustrations of this theme. Presenters and participants will share online resources that your students can explore when looking for their own examples. The session will then move on to showcase a veritable “choice board” of ways to get your students actively involved in the election process at the local level.

Whether you are face-to-face in a traditional classroom or in a remote learning setting, this session will help you prepare your students to take informed action this fall and to be civically engaged!

Available for one-hour of PD credit.  A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

On Demand version is available in closed captioning in English and Spanish.

Original Air Date:  Thursday, October 8, 2020


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