We hope that your efforts to engage your students and your children will further foster our belief about civic responsibility and the democratic process, that every citizen has the right to vote and that every citizen should vote. These non-partisan resources will aid in discussion and programming for educators and families. 

Helping Youth Process Civil Unrest and their Role

This lesson provides selected Jewish texts to help youth process responses to the current state of our nation.

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10 Ways Youth Can Engage in Activism

This list by the ADL provides pathways for civic involvement on a local or national level.

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5 Books to Read With Your Budding Activist

These stories feature bold characters, historical figures, and inspiring personalities.

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2020 Election Image

Explore the history of democratic and anti-democratic efforts in the United States.

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Designing Learning for Civic Engagement and Civil Discourse

A Discussion Guide for Civic Engagement and Civil Discourse

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Image of Amanda Gorman - Youth Poet Laureate of the United States

A PBS lesson to discuss Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem The Hill We Climb.

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political

David Bryfman writes that all education is political. Jewish education should be, too.

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civic

Civic Responsibility, leadership, and civil discourse texts and discussion questions.

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kids voting

A guide to introducing young learners about democracy and civic engagement.

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American Flags

This article from A More Perfect Union explores the definition of civil society from a Jewish perspective.

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civil discourse

A 6-part curriculum including grade-specific materials and materials for adults.

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RAC

A varied collection of eight different Jewish texts and commentaries, traditional and contemporary, each with a set of discussion questions. Appropriate for teen and adult learning.

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Voting

A source sheet with discussion questions related to the importance of voting as a Jewish value.

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