Responding to the 2020 US Presidential Election

Young people voting at an election polling place

This Teaching Idea, part of an extensive collection of Teaching Resources for the 2020 Election, contains guidance for teachers on how to discuss the election with students, as well as activities to help students process their emotional responses to the election, find accurate information, and consider the impact of the election once the results are known. It includes 10 possible steps, organized into three sections:

  • Before teaching
  • Initial Classroom Response
  • Reflect on Election Results



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