Voting and Voices

We’ve pulled together some of our favorite resources for teaching about the history and process of voting in the United States—and we’ve partnered with Rock the Vote to create new lessons and professional development for civics education!

You can take the quiz to see how much you really know about voting in America. And you can sign the pledge and promise to use your vote—or your voice—in this election. Use and share these tools, along with the resources we've gathered here, to encourage students of all ages to learn about the democratic process and become enthusiastic advocates for voting.

 

TAKE THE QUIZ

 

Share this pledge with your students and empower them with the many ways their ideas can be heard.

Pledge to Participate

Our newest elementary-friendly story corner, “Having the Talk,” follows Jeremiah, a fifth-grader who overcomes his shyness to talk to his parents about their voting plans and ask his parents to promise that they will get involved this election season.

The young activists from March for Our Lives have a message for students across the country who may not be old enough to vote: They are definitely old enough to make a difference. Share the video with your students.

Do you want to run a school-based voter registration drive with your students? Browse information, guidelines and state-specific resources from Rock the Vote—and tell us about your plans here!

We’ve partnered with Rock the Vote to launch a new version of their popular Democracy Class, a series of lessons about the history and power of voting rights in the United States.

A curated collection of some of our best resources for civics education, with a focus on elections and voting. Includes posters, videos, lessons, texts and student tasks for K–5, 6–8 and 9–12 classrooms.

Help students recognize the value of a diverse democracy in your classroom, school and community. These PD resources include best practices and strategies for classroom culture, instruction, and family and community engagement.

Once students have graduated from high school, SPLC on Campus can help them stay active in the political process. This website provides resources geared toward helping students implement voter registration campaigns at their colleges or universities.

TT is a featured education partner of Rock the Vote. Learn more about voting rights and restrictions in your state, check your voter registration status and even register online.