Teaching Resources for the US Elections

Facing History's US election resources were designed and curated to help students explore 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:

  1. examine the historical struggle for voting rights and the importance of ensuring that today's elections are free and fair,
  2. consider the factors that shape our political decision making and the role of media literacy, and
  3. 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 how to build connections between history, curriculum, and students' everyday lives.

Professional Development



  • 20
    Youth Voice as Civic Action

     9:30 am - 1:00 pm PT
     10:30 am - 2:00 pm MT
     11:30 am - 3:00 pm CT
     12:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

    Youth Voice as Civic Action

    How can young people see themselves as an active part of civic society? Join KQED and Facing History for an interactive online workshop exploring the pivotal role of young people in civic engagement. Educators will explore classroom ready resources, activities and tools designed to help students harness the power of civic action and audio storytelling to share their stories and viewpoints with their peers and wider community. This workshop is most applicable for middle and high school educators.

    July 20, 2022
    9:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Online via Zoom


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    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities

    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.

    August 2, 2022 - August 3, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
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