Votes Are Our Voices for the Future
What does it mean to vote and why is it important? Learn more in this Exploration Guide for students in grades 3-5 as we get close to election time in November. Let’s Rock the Vote together!
If I Ran For President Read-Aloud | Storyline Online
As you already know, this year is a presidential election year! What does it take to run for president? Join three famous young actors as they read and discuss the book “If I Ran For President”. Vote Challenge: What do you think would be the most difficult part of the job being president?View If I Ran For President Read-Aloud | Storyline Online
Vote for Our Future!
Ever thought, “Well I’m a kid, how can I make a difference?” We all have voices and ideas to share; that is why no matter how young or old, we can influence the world around us. Enjoy reading this book, "Vote for Our Future!" and discover how every vote and voice matters. This excellent story is current, real, and talks about why people want to, and sometimes do not want, to vote. Vote Challenge: What is one way the students help adults to vote in this book?
Format: eBookView Vote for Our Future!
You Choose: Presley Talks About Voting | PBS KIDS
Want to hear it straight from another kid who actually understands how we vote? We cast votes all the time! Who wants pizza or chicken tonight? Who loves kittens or puppies? Where should we go, the park or the playground? Presley explains it all! Vote Challenge: Create your own election! What is a decision that can be made in your family by popular vote? Maybe don't ask for a pet on this one, though...View You Choose: Presley Talks About Voting | PBS KIDS
Suffrage | Britannica Library for Children
The right to vote is also called suffrage. Suffrage is the way that a democracy makes sure that it is following the wishes of the people. Voting has not always been a right for every US citizen, and people continue to face barriers in voting even today.View Suffrage | Britannica Library for Children
Eight Women's Voting History Stories You May Not Know | Because of Her Story, Smithsonian
For most of US history, women have not been able to vote. Watch these short videos about the difficult journey that women, especially women of color, have faced to get the vote. Vote challenge: What is a suffragette?View Eight Women's Voting History Stories You May Not Know | Because of Her Story, Smithsonian
Having the Talk | Teaching Tolerance
Does voting matter in your family? People have many reasons for voting or not voting, even if they have the right to vote and aren't being prevented from voting in some way. Join Jeremiah as he discovers his family’s relationship with voting. Vote Challenge: Ask a family member if they vote and why they do or don’t.View Having the Talk | Teaching Tolerance
But Why: Who Makes Laws | Vermont Public Radio Podcast
Who’s in charge of our country? What makes it a democracy? Even adults have many questions about the way our government works! Tune into this kid-friendly podcast to learn about our government and voting.View But Why: Who Makes Laws | Vermont Public Radio Podcast
Voting | BrainPOP
Do you think voting is just filling in a multiple choice box with your best guess? Though we're sure that some people DO guess, an informed voter does their homework and understand why they are voting for a candidate. Explore this site to learn more and think about what issues matter to you. Vote Challenge: What issues or things are you worried about? What do you want to change?View Voting | BrainPOP
2020 Presidential Election Site | Britannica ProCon.org
It's important to try to see both sides of an issue so that you begin to form your own opinion! See how the current candidates for this year's election see the world, and you can decide if you agree, disagree, or aren't sure. Remember, it's okay to not know how you feel about something - most things are more complicated that you expect, and you can always search for more information. The Library is here to help you with that!View 2020 Presidential Election Site | Britannica ProCon.org
Should the Voting Age Be Lowered? | Time for Kids
Speaking of looking at both sides of an issue, read two perspectives from these young authors as they debate whether the voting age should be lowered in the US. Vote Challenge: What do you think about their arguments?View Should the Voting Age Be Lowered? | Time for Kids