4 Weeks Left for Students to Share Their Voices Before the Election
Last month, we launched the OLE Election Series Classroom Voices, giving students a chance to share their voices on the election issues that matter the most to them.
There are still lots of ways for students to get involved in the next four weeks leading up to the election. Take a look at how some students are sharing their voices.
There are several discussion board forums where students can discuss and defend their positions on election issues. Have your students participate in our most popular discussion forums.
“As a 17-year-old myself, I have a strong opinion on this topic. […] In high school, I don’t feel as if I am ready to vote. I know the basics of the majority of the politics and which candidate supports them but I do not feel I have enough experience to make an influential vote.”
“…the biggest issue facing young Americans, is probably the nation’s debt. […] By the time we are retiring in 40 years or so, the United States will be broke.”
“…the largest political issue for the youth today is bullying. So many kids these days get bullied because they are different. And most of the kids don’t deserve it.”
“…Think of the present and fight for the future.”
“…Be strong, Hold on, the worst will be gone.”
Students can join the Citizen Journalists team and submit their news story for a chance to be featured on the OLE Election Series blog. If students are more interested in broadcast journalism, they can submit their election video on our OLE Citizen Journalists SchoolTube Channel. Inspire your students to submit their own entries with these OLE Citizen Journalists.
The presidential election is coming up in November. The two candidates for president are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Our current president was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, was an excellent student in school, and was a civil rights lawyer before pursuing a political career.
His challenger is Mitt Romney. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and was elected governor of Massachusetts in 2002. He ran for president in 2008, but lost.
Barack Obama has many programs, such college tuition and expanding student aid. If he does this, it will encourage students who did not believe that they could go to college. Read more.
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Make sure your students have a chance to have their voices heard by visiting the OLE Election Series Classroom Voices.