Election 2017 resources


Learn, think, decide, and vote!

Election 2017 Learning Opportunity

Election 2017 Learning Opportunity: Steps to learn, think, decide, and vote

Reading Jigsaw Activity - school board

Reading Jigsaw Activity - mayor

Reading jigsaw helps students to learn about candidates through reading and dialogue

Rate the Candidates worksheets

Charlotte Mayor

Town Mayor

School Board District 1

School Board District 2

School Board District 3

School Board District 4

School Board District 5

School Board District 6

Charlotte City Council At-Large

Student Candidate Guide: candidate info, bonds, roles of officials, and more

Student Candidate Guide

Youth Candidate Forum

offices on the ballot

Find your district
Who represents my school?
Look up your address

Election 2017 Student Vote - Teacher and student information

October 24-November 7, K-12 students cast their own votes in Election 2017! Learn more

Teacher planning info and sign up for ballots and stickers

Teacher instructions for vote

Tips for planning and incorporating the lessons and vote

Family information: student voting at designated libraries and polling places on 10/28, 10/30, 11/4, 11/7

Students: Vote here!



More lessons

* note: lessons can be modified for a class period or used in warm-up, group work, writing prompts, etc. See below for suggested ways to align this content to your course standards.

local government, community, candidates, issues

If Elected, My First Priority is...*

Solving Problems

My campaign promise*

Writing a Story *

Government and Me*

Democracy Life*

Promises, promises*

Inferring information*

I Know What I Know*

News and Me*


Who's the Leader?*

Elections and voting

Essential questions


Political parties lesson

Propaganda lesson

NC Pre-registration law lesson

Are you a Democrat or a Republican?

NC Voter ID law

Democracy and Me*


Fun, practice vote*

Who can vote*

Voter Apathy*

Know the vote*

Get ready, vote!*

Design a Voting Site*


Grades K-2

Grades 3-5




Local Government

Mayor, council, school board, cities and towns

Tags: elections, local government, reading information

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