FirstVoteNC Civics Indoctrination Sources



Kids Voting morphed into FirstVoteNC



High school teachers: Engage your students in a simulated 2020 election with First Vote NC

First Vote NC: Helping teach civic engagement in the classroom

Designing a School-wide Election

How to Vote and Why it Matters 

National, State and Local Elections: What’s the Difference? 

Local Elections

Political Parties and Ideologies 

Role of Media in Elections

The Role of Money in Elections 

The Results Are In! 

2020 Census

SECU Foundation.  People Helping People

Your Voice.  Civics for the Next Generation. (Lessons)

Institute for Emerging Issues: First Vote NC: Making Civic Engagement a “Habit” for Teens

11/11/2016: NC High School Students Vote in Big Numbers in First Vote NC’s Inaugural Statewide Simulation Election

First Vote NC June 4 2020 webinar on Vimeo

FirstVote on You Tube

CUFA College & University Faculty Assembly:  Position Statement on Social Studies and the Aftermath of the 2016 Election

The Executive Board of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies

“In the wake of a presidential election cycle that featured invective speech toward traditionally marginalized, oppressed, and under-represented citizens, the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council for Social Studies—the national organization of social studies education researchers, scholars, and teacher educators--calls on social studies K-12 educators and professors to reaffirm their commitment to an open and inclusive democracy through their instruction, curriculum and advocacy.”

Teaching about the Election and Post-Election Resources (Lesson Plans)

First Vote NC

 Generation Nation: 2016 Election Toolkit

 Returning to the Classroom after the Election

 Teaching in the Time of Trump (Articles & Reports)

 Benjamin Justice & Jason Stanley (2016). Teaching in the Time of Trump. Social Education, 88(1), 36-41.

 Southern Poverty Law Center (2016). The Trump Effect: The Impact of the Presidential Campaign on Our Nation’s Schools.

 Diana Mutz (2006). The Workplace as a Context for Cross Cutting Political Talk. The Journal of Politics. 68(1), 140-155.

    Discussing Trump with Children

 How to Discuss Donald Trump With Your Kids. Chicago Tribune.

 What to Say to Say to Kids on November 10 and Beyond. Teaching Tolerance.

What should we tell our children

Web-based Resources

 Campus Election Engagement Project

 Discussing Controversial Public Issues

Institute for Democracy and Higher Education

Southern Poverty Law Center

Southern Poverty Law Center: Hate Map

Speak Up for Civility Contract


Trump 2.0 Syllabus. Public Books

Zinn Education Project

 Educational Policies and the Trump Election

 Donald Trump and the Future of Education

 Trump Set to Shift Gears on Civil Rights, ESSA, Says a K-12 Transition-Team Leader

 Trump’s School Choice Opportunity

Additional election resources can be added at:


North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research. Voting and Elections

          3/22/19:  A look at Re-Districting

          11/9/18: How Did NC Youth Vote in the 2018 Midterms?

          11/2/18:  Six Constitutional Amendments Explained

          11/2/18:  Amendments Still a Mystery to Most Voters

11/2/18:  Constitutional Amendments Explained By the Constitutional  Amendments Publication Commission

11/17/17:  The Youth Vote:  What Do North Carolina’s Young People Think About Local Issues?

9/29/17:  Why Trump Won

9/15/17:  High School Teachers:  First Vote NC Offers Free Curriculum and Local Election Simulation

9/18/17:  First Vote NC:  Getting Young People Engaged in Local Elections

7/21/17:  Multi-winner voting:  A New Path?