Lesson Materials for Teaching About Elections

Policy Issues for Federal Elections

Policy Issues for Federal Elections

2008 voting line in BrooklynApril Sikorski/flickr.com

As voters go to the polls this election year, the United States faces crucial domestic and foreign policy issues. Parties and candidates will be taking positions on issues related to the economy, health care, immigration, criminal justice, and foreign relations. Here are some background readings and lessons that address some of these issues.


Lessons marked as a CivCon are Civil Conversations in which students do a close reading of a text and
deliberate with each other constructively to reach a mutual understanding of controversial issues.



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