The issues at stake in the 2020 presidential election will shape the lives of our young people. But how much are they actually learning about these issues?
Thanks to the contributions of supporters, we're providing teachers across the country with free, informative classroom activities on key 2020 election issues throughout the election season. Please help make these and all our teachable moment lessons possible by making a contribution to Morningside Center!
Here's a collection of online lessons and resources to help you talk with students about the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
The election of Raphael Warnock to be Georgia's first Black senator was the result of decades of organizing by voting rights activists. Students discuss that history and the news.
Students reflect on the state of democracy in the U.S. in light of the insurrection at the Capitol, and discuss news stories about events during the first week of 2021.
Students read about and discuss three key policy debates as a new administration prepares to take office.
Students (grades 3-6) find out about Kamala Harris's background and her election as vice president - and reflect on their own dreams for the future. Also see our MS/HS lesson.
Students (grades 6-12) reflect on and write about Kamala Harris and the continuing "fight to be heard," and hear the voices of young people about the barriers she has broken and what it means to them. Also see our elementary lesson.
Students review and reflect on the news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been declared winners of the 2020 presidential election.
Students share their thoughts and feelings in the wake of Election Day, reflect on the news, and take part in self-care activities.
Students reflect on the Election Day news, discuss a video about youth voting, and begin creating a self-care plan.
Guidelines for facilitating meaningful conversations with students during Election Week 2020, plus, updated daily lesson links.