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Computing, Voting, and Elections

Posted By CSTA-MD, Thursday, November 1, 2018

 

 

CS Teachers,

With the election coming up next Tuesday, CodeHS has created a free lesson on voting, elections, and computing that you can use in your class. (here)

 
(create a free account to access) It teaches students how to register to vote and gives some starting points for discussions around elections and computing. Rather than just providing answers, we hope it can spark a worthwhile discussion. We believe that learning about voting and civic engagement goes hand-in-hand with digital citizenship. 
 
Voter turnout among young people is low--less than 20% of 18-24 year olds voted in 2014.  If people start voting when they are younger, they are more likely to vote later on. As CS teachers, engaging with digital citizenship is vitally important and we hope to provide you some high-quality resources to do so.
 
Also, many of you work with students who are 18 and can vote for the first time-- and many states let you register up until election day.

 

Happy Teaching!

 
 

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