Election season is upon us, which makes it the perfect time for teaching students about civic engagement. You can involve your elementary students in a fun and age-appropriate way this year by checking out the free election resources from PebbleGo. This is an awesome opportunity for kids to learn the importance of making their voices heard. At the same time, they’ll get to learn about various elected offices and past presidents. PebbleGo Vote will keep a national tally of students’ votes, so your students can track which candidate wins at your individual school.
What materials are available to me?
Through PebbleGo Vote, you’ll have access to:
- Lesson plans
- Coloring pages
- “I Voted” stickers
- Spanish language resources
We think kids will love the opportunity to create their own campaign poster, register, and vote in a mock classroom election, and learn more about the office of the president as well as the candidates seeking it.
Many of the lessons require students to do research using PebbleGo’s online database; however, you don’t have to subscribe to participate. Non-subscribers can sign up for free access to a selection of election-related content in PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next that includes articles on Joe Biden and Donald Trump.