This curated collection of resources on voting and elections contains resources for elementary, middle and high schools. For a complete list from the CRN members, go here.

Election of 1800
In this activity, students will analyze the Electoral College tally for the presidential election of 1800 between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Grades 5-8. DocsTeach.org

Flaws of the Electoral College System
In this activity, students will trace the history of the Electoral College through analysis of primary source documents from the elections of 1789, 1800, 1824, and 1988 to identify four flaws with the system. An examination of proposed and implemented reforms, including the 12th Amendment, will engage students in a discussion of modifying or abolishing the Electoral College. Grades 8-12. DocsTeach.org

The Electoral College Process
In this activity, students will learn the steps in the Electoral College process, from Election Day to Inauguration Day. They will analyze historical primary sources from various Presidential elections, each representing a different step in the process, and arrange them in the correct sequence. Grades 8-12. DocsTeach.org

Voting by Mail
Because of concerns over COVID-19, many states may ask people to vote by mail this year. Are your students ready to vote on Election Day 2020? Let students see what a mail-in ballot process is like, and discover the advantages and disadvantages of mail-in elections. Go to iCivics’ Election Headquarters for more resources. Grades 6-12.

Presenting Political Parties
Using the political cartoons of Clifford Berryman, this lesson, developed in collaboration with the National Archives, has students consider the impact of political parties on politics, government, lawmaking, and voters. Grades 6-12. Florida Joint Center on Citizenship at the Lou Frey Institute

Political Ideology in America: Bumper Sticker Politics
Americans love to personalize their vehicles. This lesson explores political ideology by analyzing data on automobile purchases and bumper stickers. Students will learn generalizations about conservatives, liberals, democrats, republicans, libertarians and socialists and appreciate the American custom of advertising political thought in public. Grades 6-12. Youth Leadership Initiative

Should Our State Require Photo ID for In-Person Voting?
The right to vote is a basic right, protected by the Constitution. But there are limits to this right, and states can establish reasonable restrictions on time, place, and manner of voting. This deliberation lesson sets up the question of whether states should require a photo ID to vote. Grades 9-12. Street Law

Presidential Campaign Memorabilia on DocsTeach
This page includes primary sources in the form of artifacts, photographs, documents, and more as well as additional online resources. Themes highlight political memorabilia from presidential campaigns from the 1850s through the 1990s. Grades K-12. National Archives’ DocsTeach

Seize the Vote
Learn all about voting rights throughout history in this online game. Grades 6-12. National Constitution Center

Voting: What is it and does it matter?
This short activity is designed to introduce students to the concept of voting and its importance to American citizenship. Materials are also available in Spanish. Grades 2-5. Youth Leadership Initiative

Getting Counted: Is the System Fair?
Throughout U.S. history, Americans have silently stewed and actively protested that presidential elections are unfair and fixed against them. Do they have a point? In this lesson, students will understand why people are critical of the political process and will explore the topic “Do all voters have an equal voice in American democracy?” Grades 6-10. NewseumED

One Person, One Vote
In this documentary, Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen G. Breyer and other experts discuss how the principle of one person, one vote emerged from a series of landmark decisions, including Baker v. Carr and Reynolds v. Sims. Grades 6-12. Annenberg Classroom

Election Central
Election Central helps teachers and students explore the electoral process past and present, in the United States and around the world. Readings and activities provide historical background and raise issues related to the electoral process. Resources are arranged under four categories: Issues for the Election, U.S. History, World History, Government. Grades 9-12. Constitutional Rights Foundation

Voting Rights Lesson Plan
Explore the evolution of voting rights in the United States through an interactive PowerPoint presentation highlighting landmark changes. Following the presentation and class discussion, students apply the new knowledge of voting legislation to individual scenarios through a class activity. This lesson is one in a series called “Civil Rights.” Grades 8-12. iCivics

Win the White House
Students take on the role of a presidential candidate from the primary season all the way through to the general election. The player strategically manages time and resources to gain control of as many electoral votes as possible over a 10-week campaign. This can only be done by effectively communicating his or her position on issues, and mastering media and public appearances. Grades 8-12. iCivics

Redistricting and Gerrymandering
In this lesson, students will learn how state legislatures and governors can manipulate the redistricting process to gain an advantage for their party in the U.S. House and state legislatures. Students will role-play state legislators and collaborate to draw both gerrymandered and not-gerrymandered districts. Grades 9-12. Street Law

Deliberation Materials: Compulsory Voting
Should voting be compulsory in the United States? This activity includes a deliberation reading and glossary as well as handouts to guide students through the deliberation process from planning to reflection. Grades 9-12. Street Law

Interactive Constitution: 12th Amendment
The Interactive Constitution is a nonpartisan tool that allows learners of all ages to engage with the text of the Constitution, discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of constitutional debates. Explore its resources on the 12th Amendment: Election of President and Vice President. Grades 8-12. National Constitution Center

Interactive Constitution: 15th Amendment
The Interactive Constitution is a nonpartisan tool that allows learners of all ages to engage with the text of the Constitution, discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of constitutional debates. Explore its resources on the 15th Amendment: Right to Vote Not Denied by Race. Grades 8-12. National Constitution Center

Interactive Constitution: 17th Amendment
The Interactive Constitution is a nonpartisan tool that allows learners of all ages to engage with the text of the Constitution, discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of constitutional debates. Explore its resources on the 17th Amendment: Popular Election of Senators. Grades 8-12. National Constitution Center

Interactive Constitution: 22nd Amendment
The Interactive Constitution is a nonpartisan tool that allows learners of all ages to engage with the text of the Constitution, discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of constitutional debates. Explore its resources on the 22nd Amendment: Two-Term Limit on Presidency. Grades 8-12. National Constitution Center

Interactive Constitution: 23rd Amendment
The Interactive Constitution is a nonpartisan tool that allows learners of all ages to engage with the text of the Constitution, discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of constitutional debates. Explore its resources on the 23rd Amendment: Presidential Vote for D.C. Grades 8-12. National Constitution Center

Interactive Constitution: 24th Amendment
The Interactive Constitution is a nonpartisan tool that allows learners of all ages to engage with the text of the Constitution, discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of constitutional debates. Explore its resources on the 24th Amendment: Abolition of Poll Taxes. Grades 8-12. National Constitution Center

Interactive Constitution: 26th Amendment
The Interactive Constitution is a nonpartisan tool that allows learners of all ages to engage with the text of the Constitution, discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of constitutional debates. Explore its resources on the 26th Amendment: Right to Vote at Age 18. Grades 8-12. National Constitution Center

Interactive Constitution: Article I, Section 4
The Interactive Constitution is a nonpartisan tool that allows learners of all ages to engage with the text of the Constitution, discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of constitutional debates. Explore its resources on Article I, Section 4: Elections Clause. Grades 8-12. National Constitution Center

Interactive Constitution: Article II, Section 1
The Interactive Constitution is a nonpartisan tool that allows learners of all ages to engage with the text of the Constitution, discover how experts agree and disagree about its history and meaning, and explore arguments on all sides of constitutional debates. Explore its resources on Article II, Section 1: Executive Branch. Grades 8-12. National Constitution Center