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November 6, 2018

How to Channel Election Excitement Into Productive Civic Engagement

By Scholastic Editors
Grades 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

    Key Takeaways

    • This year’s midterm elections have encouraged many students to become politically active.
    • Inspired by their students’ interest in government, teachers are looking for ways to help students channel that excitement into productive civic engagement.
    • Magazine profiles and features from Scholastic News are a great way to help students gain the knowledge they need to understand this year’s elections and what the outcomes mean for their community.

    With a highly charged political atmosphere, there’s no doubt that this year’s midterm elections have grabbed your students’ attention in an exciting way. But for teachers this election season, the challenge is to build upon that positive energy and channel your students’ interest and excitement into productive civic engagement.

    Soon-to-be-voting high school students are often interested in shaping their future and having their voices heard. But this year, elementary and middle school students are also talking about politics. At this age they’re starting to understand the elections process and how the government functions, along with the effects government policies have on their community and beyond.

    The overarching excitement and interest in the democratic process shared by students of all ages, makes the election season a perfect opportunity for teachers to help channel that excitement into productive engagement. With engaging and enriching articles from Scholastic News, it’s easy for your students to gain all the knowledge and inspiration they need to become politically active. 

    Introduce students in grade 3grade 4, and grades 5 and 6 to important concepts related to civics using these free digital resources from Scholastic News. From the role of Congress to the importance of state and local elections, Scholastic News helps students build the foundation they need for positive civic engagement now and in the future.

    Give middle school students all the information they need to become politically active early in life with a free article about the election and online activities from Junior Scholastic magazine. News stories outline the importance of this year’s midterm elections. Plus students will learn about young volunteers who help register voters and champion laws they believe in.

    Help high school students dive deeper into the electoral process with a free article and online activities from The New York Times Upfront addressing the high stakes associated with this year’s midterm elections. Young readers connect to profiles featuring teens just like themselves who take the initiative to become politically active and make their voices heard.

    It’s inspiring for teachers to see students take a deep-seated interest in building their civic knowledge and becoming involved in the democratic process. Scholastic News magazines show students that although they’re unable to vote, there are still valuable ways to become politically involved. Whether it’s through volunteering for a candidate, registering people to vote or supporting legislation they believe in, students are often inspired by the profiles and stories they read. 

    If you’re interested in trying any of these magazines for yourself, why not sign up for a 30-Day Free Trial? They’re a great way to bring civics and current events into your classroom.

     

     

    Key Takeaways

    • This year’s midterm elections have encouraged many students to become politically active.
    • Inspired by their students’ interest in government, teachers are looking for ways to help students channel that excitement into productive civic engagement.
    • Magazine profiles and features from Scholastic News are a great way to help students gain the knowledge they need to understand this year’s elections and what the outcomes mean for their community.

    With a highly charged political atmosphere, there’s no doubt that this year’s midterm elections have grabbed your students’ attention in an exciting way. But for teachers this election season, the challenge is to build upon that positive energy and channel your students’ interest and excitement into productive civic engagement.

    Soon-to-be-voting high school students are often interested in shaping their future and having their voices heard. But this year, elementary and middle school students are also talking about politics. At this age they’re starting to understand the elections process and how the government functions, along with the effects government policies have on their community and beyond.

    The overarching excitement and interest in the democratic process shared by students of all ages, makes the election season a perfect opportunity for teachers to help channel that excitement into productive engagement. With engaging and enriching articles from Scholastic News, it’s easy for your students to gain all the knowledge and inspiration they need to become politically active. 

    Introduce students in grade 3grade 4, and grades 5 and 6 to important concepts related to civics using these free digital resources from Scholastic News. From the role of Congress to the importance of state and local elections, Scholastic News helps students build the foundation they need for positive civic engagement now and in the future.

    Give middle school students all the information they need to become politically active early in life with a free article about the election and online activities from Junior Scholastic magazine. News stories outline the importance of this year’s midterm elections. Plus students will learn about young volunteers who help register voters and champion laws they believe in.

    Help high school students dive deeper into the electoral process with a free article and online activities from The New York Times Upfront addressing the high stakes associated with this year’s midterm elections. Young readers connect to profiles featuring teens just like themselves who take the initiative to become politically active and make their voices heard.

    It’s inspiring for teachers to see students take a deep-seated interest in building their civic knowledge and becoming involved in the democratic process. Scholastic News magazines show students that although they’re unable to vote, there are still valuable ways to become politically involved. Whether it’s through volunteering for a candidate, registering people to vote or supporting legislation they believe in, students are often inspired by the profiles and stories they read. 

    If you’re interested in trying any of these magazines for yourself, why not sign up for a 30-Day Free Trial? They’re a great way to bring civics and current events into your classroom.

     

     

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