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The Importance of Midterm Elections

Every four years, voters across the U.S. take part in a monumentally important election – the midterm election. But what does it all mean? The resources take a close look at what makes midterm elections different from other polling periods.

Why Midterm Elections Are Important | PBS

Despite lower voter turnout, midterm elections are just as important as presidential elections. This episode of Things Explained, tells us why.

An Overview of the Midterm Elections This November | Newsela*

Tuesday, November 6. What’s at stake in state and local elections and what are the key issues that might bring out more voters than we’ve seen in previous midterm elections?

Yara Shahidi on Why Midterm Elections Are Important | NowThis

Actress Yara Shahidi gives her take on why voting in the midterm elections is so important.

Media Moment Mini: Midterm Elections | iCivics

Explore the power struggles at play in the midterms and how the media impacts the way in which we interpret it.

Midterm Math (infographic) | iCivics

Midterm elections affect national, state, and local government in huge ways. Let’s count the ways using this infographic.

Eboni Hogan

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Eboni has extensive experience in curriculum development, with a focus on culturally-responsive and arts-based approaches. Having spent years creating academic content and providing professional development to teachers, she now curates themed playlists meant to provide educators with valuable, time-saving resources.

Use these resources to teach students everything they need to know about the voting process and how they can make their voices heard, even before they’re old enough to enter the polling booth.

Choosing the right candidate to represent your needs and uphold your values can be a daunting task. This playlist breaks down the various ways voters can stay informed of each candidate in the race.

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