Teaching Resources for the 2020 US Election

Facing History's US election-season resources were designed and curated to help students think critically about the role of elections, voting, and civic participation in creating and sustaining a just and healthy democracy. 

 

Learn more about our approach to civic education.

These resources will help you and your students:

  • reflect on a historic election,
  • examine the historical struggle for voting rights and the importance of ensuring that today's elections are free and fair,
  • consider the factors that shape our political decision making and the role of media literacy, and
  • explore the many ways that young people, both current and future voters, make their voices heard and choose to participate.

Our election resources include:

Teaching Ideas to explore election news and related history and Explainers to introduce key terms and concepts. These resources and activities can be used for all or part of a class period.

Classroom routines and guides geared towards community-building and fostering inclusive, constructive discourse among your students in both remote and in-person settings.

Online professional development, including webinars and workshops focused on teaching during an election year and how to build connections between history, curriculum, and students' everyday lives.

Professional Development

2022

January

  • 25
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    January 25, 2022 - January 26, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

February

  • 23
    Transformative SEL and Civic Ed
    Online
    Webinar
    7–8 PM ET
    6–7 PM CT
    5–6 PM MT
    4–5 PM PT

    Educating Adolescents at the Intersection of Social Emotional Learning, Civics, Equity, and Academics

    In this webinar, we will share how Facing History works at the intersection of social emotional learning and academics, informed by civic engagement and equity and justice. We will provide resources and strategies for you to consider integrating these four elements in your school or classroom.

    Online
    February 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March

  • 2
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    March 2, 2022 - March 3, 2022
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Online via Zoom

April

  • 7
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    April 7, 2022 - April 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
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