Thanks to our state’s partnership with the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC), we are pleased to share resources that teachers can use to help your eligible students participate in the upcoming election season. NELRC’s VERA website and campaign are designed to provide non-partisan resources to educate adult learners about voting and current election issues. VERA does not take a stance on issues or candidates; rather the goal is to inform and mobilize adult learners to vote in the 2020 elections. You can find information about Massachusetts resources here.
Here are some resources for teaching about the primaries and the elections:
- The Change Agent's "Democracy in Action" issue (If you don't have your free state log-in credentials, please contact email@example.com.)
- PBS's "What are the Primaries and Caucuses?"
Please note that in MA, the deadline to register for the March 3rd primary is February 12, so we hope you’ll share these resources with learners now and continue to look for additional resources as the national election approaches next fall.