The 2020 election is six weeks away, and time is winding down for future voters to get registered! Whether you’re working remotely or in-person, these resources can help you teach students of any age about voting and civic engagement. Here, you’ll find easy advice on helping students register, along with recommendations and resources for teaching about voting rights and voter suppression.
Check out our newest issue and learn about the communities creating schools where students and immigrant families feel safe and welcomed; hear from veteran educators about how white supremacy informs interactions between educators and students; and get ideas for ensuring your students are informed, involved and ready to vote this election season! If you haven’t yet had a chance to dive in, these articles are a great place to start.
During a season of protests and pandemic, our Fall 2020 magazine is here. Dive in to discover how students and educators are fighting for our rights, and how they’ve always done so. Here, we’ve highlighted an illuminating interview with This Book Is Anti-Racist author Tiffany Jewell, about engaging children and young people in anti-racism, and a Story Corner for young readers, about speaking up against Coronavirus racism. We hope you find value in these stories—and in every story in our new issue.
September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! To help you celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage Month with your students, we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources for bringing Latinx voices to the classroom. We hope these help you uplift a diverse range of intersectional Hispanic and Latinx identities, experiences, cultures and histories.
We’ve updated our Future Voters Project! Check out our new resources, including a lesson bank for teaching about voter suppression, PD for managing partisanship in your classroom, discussion guides for addressing current events and more! Educators in the Deep South can check out our grants supporting school-based voter registration. And educators nationwide can sign up for this week’s free webinar on registering student voters during this unprecedented election season!