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

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