Resources on Voting and Elections

The Right ID for Me: WEC "Elections Overview" & "Election Security"

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This series of classroom activities were written to support educators who use the 2022 video series "Elections 101" from the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC). "The Right ID for Me" helps students answer the question "What forms of ID are acceptable for voting in Wisconsin, and how can they be obtained?". Teachers will use two of the videos from the WEC ("Elections Overview" and "Election Security") to research the requirements for the forms that can be used as acceptable ID to vote in Wisconsin.

Material Type: Formative Assessment, Learning Task, Lesson Plan, Reading, Reference Material

Author: Mikki Maddox

Who is Voting in My Community Lesson Plan - WEC "Elections Overview"

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This series of classroom activities were written to support educators who use the 2022 video series "Elections 101" from the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC). "Who is Voting in My Community " helps students answer the question "What are the requirements to register to vote in Wisconsin?". Teachers will use the video "Elections Overview" from the WEC to research how to register to vote, view a mock ballot online, and find their voting place in their community.

Material Type: Formative Assessment, Lesson Plan

Author: Mikki Maddox

Should We Lower the Voting Age Lesson Plan - WEC "Elections Overview" and "Nuts and Bolts"

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This series of classroom activities were written to support educators who use the 2022 video series "Elections 101" from the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC). "Should We Lower the Voting Age?" helps students answer the question "Should the U.S. lower the voting age?". Teachers will use the videos "Elections Overview" and "Nuts and Bolts" from the WEC as a starting point to build a Socratic Seminar from their own research on the topic.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Formative Assessment, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Reading, Reference Material

Author: Mikki Maddox

Helping at the Polls Lesson Plan - WEC "A Day at the Polls" & "Election Security"

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This series of classroom activities were written to support educators who use the 2022 video series "Elections 101" from the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC). "Helping at the Polls" helps students answer the questions "What are ways I can civically participate in my community?" and "How do we hold elections in my community?". Teachers will use the videos "A Day at the Polls" and "Election Security" from the WEC to build a recruitment brochure, poster, or other media to encourage people to volunteer as pollworkers.

Material Type: Formative Assessment, Lesson Plan, Reading, Reference Material

Author: Mikki Maddox