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Elections – Democracy in Action

September 29, 2012

This year’s Presidential Election will be November 6. While we may be tired of campaign slogans, commercials, and phone calls, it is essential that we teach about the very foundation of our democracy. Teaching social studies and civic responsibility is a critical responsibility for all teachers.

The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.

This definition was officially adopted by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in 1992.

Teaching about the election supports Best Practice Instruction. It is timely, relevant, and a real life connection.

Below are two videos and an extensive list of  resources for teaching about the Election in the classroom.

L.O.V.E – Let One Voice Emerge: The Music Video

Sesame Street: Election Day

Remember to VOTE!

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