US midterms: are young people political?

Analysts discovered that young voters made a key difference in the 2020 US presidential election –  it was their votes that helped Joe Biden become president. Experts predict that the results of the 2022 US midterm elections could depend on how many young people decide to vote.

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Our latest feature is part of our line-up of ten Festival resources. Help students use data to debate whether young Americans are politically engaged.

Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • Explore what it means to be politically engaged
  • Understand and use vocabulary specific to the US midterm elections
  • Discuss why some young people may find it difficult to take part in politics and consider solutions

This resource was created as part of Festival 2022. See the student discussions here.

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