Even if they can’t yet vote, teens can learn the importance of making their voices heard in the democratic process. Here are resources to supplement and support your election lesson plans.
DocumentarVOTE Virtual Gathering for Young People Ages 13–24
Encourage students ages 13 and up to join this virtual gathering on Thursday, October 1, at 4 p.m. EST. This online gathering helps teens learn how they can exercise their voice, whether or not they can vote, and what their role might look like. Register at bit.ly/doc-vote.
Every Vote Matters
This timely book focuses on Supreme Court decisions that came down to a single vote. Every Vote Matters examines key Supreme Court rulings and explores how these cases have affected the lives and rights of US citizens—especially teens. Using a straightforward, impartial tone, the authors take a close look at controversial cases and the history of voting in the United States.
The Every Vote Matters Leader’s Guide and Lesson Plan Guide make it easier to use Every Vote Matters in the classroom. The Leader’s Guide features discussion questions, writing prompts, and activities, and the Lesson Plan Guide has ready-to-use lesson plans based on key topics from each of the cases highlighted in Every Vote Matters.
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