JULY 29, 2020
We have just launched the Teaching the 2020 Election Facebook Group and have 800+ members and growing! We have created this group for educators across the U.S. who are planning to engage their students in thoughtful, non-partisan learning around the presidential election.
The time is now for students to learn about the election process, understand the power of their vote, and become active participants in our constitutional democracy. We encourage all members to use this group to ask questions, seek constructive feedback, post your wins and challenges, collaborate, offer advice, and share remote learning strategies.
Teachers who have already joined have expressed that they would like to use the group to:
- Learn how to approach the 2020 election in a fair, non-partisan and comprehensive manner
- Find strategies to teach the election in remote classrooms and collaborate with other teachers who are dealing with the challenges that distance learning will present this fall
- Strategize on how to use the 2020 election as a means to generate greater positivity, and future civic action amongst students
- Share ideas and be part of a community of support
If you are looking for resources to teach the 2020 election and identify with the sentiments expressed by other teachers above, please join our group. We would love to have you join us and help support you this year.
If you are not on Facebook, be sure you follow us on Twitter at @iCivics and you can find all of iCivics' curated election resources at our Election Headquarters. All of these resources are available for free with an iCivics Educator Account that you can create at: icivics.org/login.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics in 2009 to transform the field through innovative, free educational video games and lessons that teach students to be knowledgeable, curious, and engaged in civic life. Today, iCivics is the nation’s largest provider of civic education curriculum, with its resources used by over 113,000 educators and more than 7.1 million students each year nationwide.