Vote: An instructional guide to elections (9-12)
Teaching the foundations of American government and the democratic process is necessary in order to build a more engaged, active future citizen and informed voter. As part of the Civics for All initiative, this guide provides avenues for all NYCDOE high school students to become further civically engaged in their communities. Some of the included activities will encourage and support students to identify issues that are important, learn how to contact government officials, and get involved in their communities. In addition to the activities, there are other resources to share with students that allow for greater exploration of political party platforms, current candidates for elected office, and options for civic engagement for non-voters. The activities in VOTE: An Instructional Guide to Elections can be modified to meet the individual needs of every classroom.
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