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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

Teaching Elections in Times of Crisis

  • 13 Aug 2020
  • 4:00 PM
  • 27 Aug 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Online


Teaching Elections in Times of Crisis

August 13-27, 2020

4:00-5:00 pm Live;
7:00-8:00 pm Rebroadcast (live chat with presenters)

This series will consist of three sessions with a focus on key strategies and essential resources to aid in teaching the year of 2020.  Sessions will address the 2020 presidential elections, the impact of 9/11 of the current generation, the effects of COVID-19 on society and on the K-12 classroom experience.  The series will conclude with a session on current events and the election of 2020 as it relates to developments in the election cycle over the summer months.

  • Session I (August 13) - Case Studies: “Elections During Crises: Teaching the History of Unorthodox Election Cycles”
  • Session II (August 20) - “The 9/11 Generation Grows Up: Young Voters in 2020”
  • Session III (August 27) - “What is Going On? Identifying Political Platforms and Sourcing Accurate Information for the 2020 Elections”

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