Matters of Education

Learning Happens Everywhere

America Votes
Past and Current Issues of our Electoral System

Target Audience:   K-12 Teachers, Department Chairs, Curriculum Coordinators

Length of Time:   OPTIONS: Half Day, Single Day, Multiple Days

Description

Our nation’s electoral process is complex and complicated.  We will unpack this convoluted system of electing our officials on local, state and Federal levels. We will explore how to present this material to students of all ages  in a way that makes sense and draws on broader educational frames of literacy and numeracy.

Participants will:
  • Gain historic perspective on “how we got here”
  • Assess sample curriculum materials
  • Acquire ample curriculum materials to make this complex topic approachable and understandable for students of all ages