Elections and Voting Teacher Resources
It is important to educate #FutureVoters about the issues, processes, and impacts of voting in elections. The following resources include links to lesson plans, videos, games, and printables to assist teachers K—12 to promote civic participation and voting.
#Future Voter Toolkit
Temperance and Good Citizenship Day Posters, Future Voter Posters and Bookmarks | OSPI and Office of Secretary of State
Materials in this #FutureVoter toolkit contain the #FutureVoter voter registration QR Code, alternate paper registration, teacher instructions, and other printable items for teacher and student access. We recommend you review all materials and print those that will be useful to you.
Here's a complete Classroom Guide to Voter Registration from the Washington Office of the Secretary of State with everything you need to know!
Early Voter Registration Forms | Office of Secretary of State
Congressional Elections | Crash Course Government and Politics and PBS Digital Studios
Covers the importance of congressional elections - frequency of elections in the Senate and House, typical characteristics of a candidate, and the motivating factors our congresspeople follow to get re-elected.
How Voters Decide| Crash Course Government and Politics and PBS Digital Studios
Discusses how voters make decisions - party loyalty, the issues involved in an election, and candidate characteristics.
K-12 Lesson Plans and Classroom Materials
We the Voters | Vulcan Productions
Series of films, apps and games that focus on how the government works and encourage Americans to seize the power of their vote.
Growing Voters | Lesley University
Hands-on classroom activities and lesson plans on electioneering, campaigning, and voting.
Elections and Voting | iCivics
Lessons and digital games to engage students in meaningful civic learning.
Civics Course Resources | OSPI
Guide to Civic Education legislation, the Six Proven Practices for Civic Education, and resources for teaching civics in grades 9-12.
To Vote or Not to Vote | PBS Newshour
Lesson plan for 3-4 50 min class periods. Essential Question: Why is voting an important responsibility for citizens?
Campaign Classroom | Teach with TVW
Videos and lessons that connect students across Washington State directly with journalists covering statewide campaigns and elections.
Teaching Elections in Washington State | Washington Secretary of State
Lesson plans & classroom activities for grades K–12
Washington Civics Education Organizations | Washington Secretary of State
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