The San Mateo County Office of Education has curated resources to support the education community in response to the 2020 election.
The collection of resources includes lessons to lead student discussions on the election, outcome of the election, and additional resources for social emotional and parent support. Access the election Padlet here.
Highlighted Resources from the Election Padlet
The following resources are highlights from the San Mateo County Office of Education's Election Padlet.
Teaching the 2020 Election: What will you do on Wednesday?
As the election approaches, educators should prepare to support students no matter the result.
Teaching With: "Electoral College 101"
In “Electoral College 101" the political humorist Mo Rocca consults a third-grade class on the fairness of the Electoral College.
Know Your Rights Students' Rights The Supreme Court ruled in 1969 that students do not "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." This is true for other fundamental rights as well.
Multilingual Community and Family Support
The California and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parents and youths during the current COVID-19 pandemic, seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, call or text 1-855-4PARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish, and other languages.