#CelebrateWithDE and Join Us for an Election Day Virtual Viewing Party
There is plenty to talk about in this election cycle, but it may seem challenging to discuss some of the particulars in your classroom.
Whether you teach the early grades or high school seniors, you may wish to focus on the election process rather than the specific slings and arrows of this election. Discovery Education has a robust selection of resources and we are hosting a Virtual Viewing Party to help your students learn about the election process so they can be educated and informed voters or future voters.
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What is a Virtual Viewing Party?
A virtual viewing party is a shared viewing experience of the Discovery Education video How to Become the President of the United States.
Thousands of classrooms will simultaneously access this video that explores the background to the electoral process, how government is structured, the electoral college, and the requirements to be eligible to run for president. We recommend the content and activities for grades three and above, but you can preview the video to determine if it is appropriate for your students.
How to Watch
We recommend you download the video in advance of the viewing party for the most seamless viewing experience. Log in to your Discovery Education account, locate the video How to Become the President of the United States, and choose the download option. At 1:00 PM (ET) on November 8, visit this webpage to participate in the online discussion.This video is available to all Discovery Education Streaming and Social Studies Techbook customers, if you are not currently a subscriber to one of these services, you can sign-up for a no-obligation 60-day trial to participate in this event.
Join the Discussion
Join the conversation by following @DiscoveryEd on Twitter. Share photos of your classroom viewing, reflections from the essential questions, and more using #CelebratewithDE and on this padlet. Explore suggested viewing activities and related instructional content and resources here.
- Why do we have presidential elections in the United States?
- What role does the electoral college play in the presidential election?
- How has technology impacted political campaigns?
Your class can watch the video any time and join the discussion asynchronously. If you are participating after 1:00 PM (ET), you may want to have students review the community conversation tool or Twitter discussion to compare ideas and make connections.
This virtual experience is part of a series from Discovery Education that will take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required. Check out our virtual experiences archives here: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/Events/virtual-field-trips/explore/index.cfm