Election 2016

Great Free Resources for Teaching Election 2016:

The 2016 presidential race has been a roller-coaster ride of suspense and surprises from the beginning — and one replete with valuable “teachable moments” that shouldn’t be missed.

Below, we suggest over a dozen instructional strategies and useful, free websites that can help teach students about our nation’s most pressing issues and the way our democracy works, as well as encourage them to voice their opinions about the issues they care about most.

1. Write a Letter to the Next President.

2. Find Your Party or Candidate Match.

3. Research Where Candidates Stand on Issues.

4. Write an Editorial About an Issue That Matters to You.

5. Analyze Campaign Commercials.

6. Hold a Mock Election.

7. Exchange Ideas With a Pen Pal.

8. Annotate the Election.

9. Gamify the Election.

10. Make an Editorial Cartoon.

11. Learn About the Electoral Process.

12. Watch, Analyze and Talk Back to the Debates.

13. Understand and Exercise the Power of the Youth Vote.

Information for this post and more details are available in the article by Michael Gonchar from The Learning Network.