Election 2012

A Case for Educating Future Voters

A Case for Educating Future Voters

| November 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

Here’s a good reason to start engaging students at a young age in how the electoral process works: more than 40 percent of young Americans don’t know key information about the voting process, according to a poll of young people’s view of the election conducted by the Youth Education Fund. The survey polled 1,695 youth […]

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Awesome Activities for Students to Learn About Election Issues

Awesome Activities for Students to Learn About Election Issues

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s election time, and for educators looking for creative ways to help students engage in political issues, here are some excellent ideas from the folks at the Infinite Thinking Machine.  Projects include creating two-minute news videos about local issues, setting up a Fantasy Election site through MTV (like Fantasy Football), and having students debate issues […]

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Youth Who Tweet Are Youth Who Vote

Youth Who Tweet Are Youth Who Vote

| July 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

Lenny Gonzales By Lillian Mongeau Nearly seven million young people will be newly eligible to vote this November. And contrary to what most might think, a recent study of how these voters engage in politics using new media shows they’re paying close attention. “A lot of what we’re trying to understand is the way in […]

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