Presidential elections have a way of captivating the nation like no other, and this year’s election certainly hasn’t been an exception. No matter what candidate you support, everyone can agree elections are a great opportunity to teach students about leadership, civics and world affairs. With election day on our doorstep, we thought we’d compile a list of places to provide enough election day teacher resources to last until the last ballot is counted.
Here are 10 collections of election day teacher resources for students of all levels:
The New York Times
The Times provides a list of a dozen activities, resources, videos and lesson plans to help teach around the 2016 election.
This collection of resources is specifically designed to help students overcome divisions and understand differing worldviews.
Matt Davis, a free-lance contributor to Edutopia, compiled this list of resources for the 2016 election.
There’s never a shortage of inspiration to be found on Pinterest, and Election 2016 doesn’t disappoint either.
Growing Voters’ mission is to provide educators with resources designed to give students the tools they need to grow into active participants in American democracy.
PBS Learning Media
PBS has compiled an extensive list of multimedia resources, lesson plans and tool-kits to teach kids about the candidates the electoral process, and unites designed to teach how to bring people back together afterwards.
Education World’s collection has everything from scavenger hunts to campaign ad critiques.
This collection features links to official government agency websites as well as collections of clip art and other media.
This collection of resources from Teacher Vision covers everything from printable charts and maps to games and classroom election guides (Teacher Vision is a paid service, so you’ll only be able to access 3 resources before you have to start a free trial).
Lesson Plans Page
This list of lesson plans is curated by teachers and covers a wide array of issues connected to the 2016 election.
If there’s a website or media outlet that you love for election-themed teacher resources let us know in the comments section below!