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- Check out our matrix of what it looks like to teach holistically about elections and voting, and consider what's working well and what else could be done in your classroom, school, or district; then use our accompanying checklist to plan to make changes and the aligned Resource pages to find grab-and-go materials
- Jumpstart your thinking about ways to engage students younger than 18 or otherwise ineligible to vote by reading our list of 18 Ways Youth Under 18 Can Contribute to Elections
- Use our Instruction on Voting and Elections page to quickly access new online professional development opportunities and curricular resources from many of TFDA's member organizations; note that many of the materials contained with the Resource pages are designed for virtual use, as well
- Take a look at what statutes and policies your state has in place which name opportunities for young people under 18 to be participate in or learn about elections in your community
- Sign, or encourage your administrators to sign, our Preparing Future Voters Pledge which makes clear your support for teaching about elections and voting: research shows that educators who believe they have the support of administrators to teach about elections are more likely to create a climate for open discussion in their classrooms