Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, numerous politicians have voiced both their fears and the potential consequences in being part of a government “for the people and by the people” that lacks the initiative and drive to arm themselves with knowledge of our country’s election process and the power the American people hold. Teaching the foundations of American government and the democratic process is necessary to build a more engaged, active future citizen and informed voter.

This toolkit will help you examine the investigation of problem solving in society and the importance of civic participation in the democratic process. This helps provide you the tools necessary to support students in modeling the participation and deliberation of civic duties in an election year.

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Have questions about the toolkit? Please email Education Program Coordinator Kayla Fletcher at