Students explore candidate campaign websites and other sources to investigate policy actions by candidates on issues they care about. (45 minutes)
Jamboard/Padlet or discussion: What info from the nonpartisan info do you think is most important in choosing who to vote for? Students might say party, experience, race, gender, occupation, sexual orientation, military, etc.
Now that you’ve explored nonpartisan sources, it’s time to dig into their policy actions and statements on issues you care about. For this we can use candidate campaign websites, candidate social media links, party websites, and political action committee sources.
Who’s On My Ballot? Part 2: Finding partisan information about candidates:
Making Your Personal Voter Guid
Discuss and debate candidates. Teachers may also wish to check T-charts for completion.
An interesting video, from our partners at the Pitt Disinformation Lab: Behind The Ballot: Why Does It Take So Long to Count Votes in Pennsylvania? (4 minutes on YouTube)