Today, Scholastic has launched a new free website to help students in grades 3–12 learn about the 2020 United States Presidential Election.
You can find the resource, here: www.scholastic.com/election.
Through the website, kids will learn about their role as engaged citizens with access to age-appropriate resources developed by the editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, including videos about the democratic process, quizzes, and activities, in addition to rigorously fact-checked candidate profiles and articles focused on issues that are at the center of this year’s election: pandemic response, racial justice, the economy, health care, climate change, education, immigration, and national security.
Kids can also participate in a virtual mock-election called the Scholastic Student Vote that has been running since 1940 and has allowed kids across the country to cast their votes for President of the United States online. Results of the mock-election will be released in October 2020 ahead of the national election on November 3, 2020.
For more content, students can also read stories from Scholastic Kids Press, an award-winning team of Kid Reporters, ages 10–14, who are covering the issues that matter most to kids by interviewing voters, youth activists, scholars, volunteers, lawmakers, and candidates.
For more information and to access the Scholastic Election 2020 website, visit: www.scholastic.com/election.
Scholastic Election 2020 Website Methodology:
The Scholastic 2020 Election website was developed by Scholastic Classroom Magazines editors as a resource to help students understand how best to exercise their rights as active, engaged citizens by providing them with the information they need on the people and critical issues shaping the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The website incorporates best practices for civics education, in addition to teacher feedback. Every statement made about a candidate or their policies has been extensively researched and fact-checked with consultation from content experts, scholars, professors, researchers, and authenticity readers.