Voting & Civics: Know Your Ohio Government
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League members are encouraged to share the platform with area schools districts, administrators, educators, and education agencies. Simply share the website and direct any questions about the curriculum and platform to Brad Henry, EduTechnologic,
Welcome to Voting and Civics: Know Your Ohio Government - a statewide online curriculum designed to civically engage students of all ages and drive young voter turnout across Ohio. This dynamic program is built with flexibility and versatility in mind — it is highly adaptable across grade levels, learning abilities, and teaching environments. All resources are FREE and available 24/7, with online support and assistance.
Students can actively participate as a citizen while simultaneously increasing their knowledge of how the government and elections work. Exercises include registering to vote, writing to a politician, conducting mock elections, voting, and leaning about various roles, and structures in government. Instructors and students are encouraged to explore and complete any or all of the activities.
Sponsors Include: League of Women Voters of Ohio, WOSU, SOITA, CET/PBS, iHeartRadio, Vote Responsibly, The Ohio History Connection, Can’t Stop Columbus, the Ohio Council for Social Studies, EduTechnologic, Educational Service Centers of Ohio, and Common Cause Ohio
LWV Ohio extends a special Thank You to all of the dedicated and caring educators, administrators, students, and focus groups who helped shape and build this comprehensive platform.
12 Key Topics that expand into individual chapters and resources ranging from Voting for the First Time, Public Participation in Government, Local Government, Elections & Political Parties, and more
Teacher Resource Guide is a comprehensive support system for instructors including lesson plans, exams, social media material, COVID-19 resources, visual arts resources, and more!
Podcast Challenge — Open to high school and college students only. Submission Deadline is October 19.
Students are asked to create a podcast based on one of the 12 government-related topics in the curriculum. Formats include: interviews; exploring a current issue that relates to one of the topics; or creating a self-reflective podcast that explores a topic through their own personal experience. Submissions must be 5 minutes or less.
Top finishers will receive $500, 2nd and 3rd will receive $250 each. Ten additional winners, one from each category, will be selected. All winning submissions will be featured on the iHeartRadio podcasting platform.
Short video about the learning curriculum
Recording from LWVO informational session on Oct. 1st
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