Newsela Election 2020

It’s never too early for civic engagement. Newsela is giving students a chance to have their vote counted on key issues and providing free access to safe, vetted content to help teachers take on the election in their classroom.

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Free access to fresh, accessible, and authentic content and live student-polling to bring the election to life in your classroom.

Up-to-date, trustworthy coverage

Our election lesson content is curated from a variety of vetted sources to build background knowledge on our electoral process, the issues at hand, and candidates, with built-in connections between the past and present.

Student polls

We’re giving our 37 million registered students a voice. Leading up to November, we’re releasing student polls on key issues to provide a future generation of voters with a platform to have their voices heard on the issues that are important to them.

Civic-minded teaching resources

Help students form their own opinions and engage in positive discussions, with embedded essential questions, along with election lesson supports from Teaching Tolerance that model civil civic engagement. 

On-demand professional learning

Get tips for addressing complex election-related topics and guiding meaningful classroom discussions with a calendar of webinars and resources. 

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Student Polls Now Open

Engage future voters at all grade levels with student polling to gauge their opinion on the most-discussed election issues. Check back for national poll results and new polls launched monthly through the school year.

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Additional Election Resources


Newsela Election 2020 Primer

Using Newsela’s Election Primer unit to help students understand the 2020 election.
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Election Toolkit

Your guide to to using Newsela’s Election 2020 collection

Bring your students the content they need to engage in the democratic process.
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Overview Video

1-min Election 2020 collection overview

Get a preview of the Election collection to see how you can fit it into election lessons.
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Enjoying our free Election 2020 collection? We’ve curated dozens of collections for a variety of teaching needs across subjects. Explore Newsela ELA, Newsela Social Studies, and Newsela Science to learn more.

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