The Center Excellence for Teaching & Learning has gathered resources to help your classroom preparations for after the national election. We invite you to keep this resource guide handy as students--many of whom may be voting for the first time--may seek your guidance and pedagogical engagement. This guide, Your Classroom After the 2020 National Election, will help instructors engage in constructive conversations around the 2020 Election, regardless of the outcome.
After the election, students may experience a range of reactions that may impact their ‘bandwidth’ for learning and participation in your course. Regardless of political affiliation, students may be focused on managing the impacts of the election on their own lives and thinking about ‘what happens next.’ One way that you can support students at this moment is to highlight civic engagement as an ongoing, active practice that includes, but is not limited to, voting in an election.
This guide focuses on how you can help students channel their responses to the 2020 Election into action by 1) acknowledging their feelings, 2) connecting with your disciplines, and 3) recommitting to the many ways that they can continue to contribute to their communities through civic engagement.
This guide from the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement was designed to support faculty, staff, and students to engage in constructive conversations around the 2020 Elections, regardless of the outcomes
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