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Kids Voting USA’s mission is to help young people become educated, engaged citizens. And, education starts in the classroom with a unique civic learning experience.
Students who participate in Kids Voting USA activities learn how to gather information, think critically and make decisions. They also learn important collaboration skills as well as respect for differing points of view – skills useful not only for civic participation but also for life.
For additional information about the Civics Alive! curriculum, view the Summary Page.
Kids Voting USA has enriched it’s classroom activities! We’ve updated and revised the content of the activities, added new themes and changed the format. If you’ve been using Civics Alive! and Destination Democracy, you’ll find many of the same concepts and activities — only better!
Here are some sample activities:
K-2 Grade Activity -Election Bulletin Board
3-5 Grade Activity – Our Homes, Our Town, Our Country
6-8 Grade Activity – Voting Barriers
9-12 Grade Activity – Creative Expressions
Destination Democracy is a comprehensive high school service-learning curriculum. It expands the definition of service-learning curriculum to include activities directly related to politics and the democratic process. This curriculum has lessons and activities that focus on meaningful civic engagement through voting, voter registration, working for political candidates, researching and debating public policy issues, and educating young children about the political process and ways to address community issues.
Kids Voting USA also offers a Latino Culture Supplement. The goal of these lessons is to provide supplemental material to the KVUSA program that has an emphasis on Latino culture. It is important to note that the activities and resources in the supplement are designed to be accessible to all students, whether or not they are of Latino heritage. While the material was designed for the high school level, younger grades may benefit from the activities as well with some modification.
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