ALA (the American Library Association) has partnered with Rock the Vote for Democracy Class. This is a free, nonpartisan curriculum about the history and importance of voting. In addition, “participants can also register or preregister to vote. The curriculum includes a webinar for instructors and librarians implementing the program, “Voting and Voices: Engaging Students and Families in Democracy,” that covers state-specific guides for registration drives, strategies to reduce political polarization in the classroom, and tips for encouraging civil discourse.” What a great way to get teens connected to their community, through civics education!
I hope many teachers and teens participate in this program. And thanks to ALA, Rock the Vote, and the many partners who are making this available to everyone! That’s a great way to make #Connections that matter.