After the Polls Close: 2020 Election Results to Inauguration
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Transitions of Power: Inauguration Day
The 2020 election season and the surrounding events that unfolded will draw the curiosity of historians and the public for years to come, and the emotional toll it is taking on our country could not be more profound. Students will need guidance and support to help them understand the election results, how the electoral process and inauguration day ceremony work and how we can work to unite as a country after a tumultuous election season. Share My Lesson is working with partners to create and curate timely content for our community to discuss the complexities and delicate nature of the evolving situation.
In this collection, you will find resources for teaching about the inauguration, news lessons surrounding the 2020 election, ways to help students engage in civil discourse, ideas for student civic engagement, strategies for discussing controversial issues in the classroom and more resources about the foundations of democracy and government. Find resources like:
- Learning to Speak Across Political Divides: Using PURPLE in the Classroom
- The Election Is Over ... Now What? Activity
- Teaching What Unites Us: The Values of Democracy
Looking for Resources on the Insurrection or Impeachment?
Visit the Foundations of Democracy collection for ideas on how to teach about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, or check out the Constitutional Crisis and Impeachment collection for teaching resources on impeachment and the 25th Amendment.
Join Discovery Education on?Inauguration Day for a virtual field trip and livestream.
Sign the Democracy Declaration?
Join educators in pre-K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and representatives of schools across the United States in signing the Democracy Declaration! Each individual freedom depends on the freedom to vote.