Election Coverage Template

It’s a Race Right Down to the Wire!

Looking to get caught up in the election spirit? I’m on pins and needles awaiting the returns from the 2020 U.S Presidential Election, and so I whipped up a Google Slides template that you can use for just about any course or content area that you can think of. Feel free to save a local copy and edit and share it with your students in any way that you’d like! There’s really no limit to how you can remix and retheme this resource. Some quick ideas I’m kicking around might include:

  • Use this slide deck for your direct instruction this week to teach about the U.S. Election
  • Edit individual slides to reflect breaking news relevant to your classroom
  • Give students some time to process the election results with their classmates
  • Help students make sense of the Electoral College and recount procedures
  • Share this template with students and have them curate their own “top 5 2020 Election Moments” slides
  • Encourage students to create a living ledger of this historic election
  • Spark conversation about “real news” and “fake news”
  • Etc. Etc. Etc.

Click here to save a local copy of this template to edit in any way that you’d like!

Author: John

John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project, after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. He is a past presenter and regular attendee at educational conferences throughout the United States, including the annual conference for National Catholic Education Association, ASCD Empower19, and the Play Like a Champion Today: Character Education Through Sports summer conference at the University of Notre Dame. He’s an avid runner who’s completed more than three dozen marathons, half marathons, long-distance road relays, mud runs, and obstacle course races. John lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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