February 23, 2016
From now through the fall (2016), The New York Times Learning Network will be providing lesson plans, student contests, and more to support educators in teaching the election. At the top of the list is our own project, Letters to the Next President 2.0, that currently provides opportunities and resources, and will become a publishing platform for youth (13–18) where they can voice their opinions on important issues through writing and an array of media.
“The 2016 presidential race has been a roller-coaster ride of suspense and surprises from the beginning — and one replete with valuable ‘teachable moments’ that shouldn’t be missed.
Below, we suggest over a dozen instructional strategies and useful, free websites that can help teach students about our nation’s most pressing issues and the way our democracy works, as well as encourage them to voice their opinions about the issues they care about most.”
By Michael Gonchar
Interested in finding out more? Read the full article at The Learning Network.