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Civic Education in Schools

High School Outreach--  VIRTUAL CLASSROOM Presentations

 

We have a new digital presentation entitled, #Make Government Work for YOU!" The High School Voter Outreach committee is NOW SCHEDULING VIRTUAL classroom lessons for the winter and spring semesters via ZOOM presented by our experienced volunteers. Please contact us for more information at: civic.education@lwvpgh.org

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Over the past four years, we have presented in-person and virtual classroom lessons to approximately 1300 students and received approximately 1000 voter registrations, with the help of our dedicated presenters and committed volunteers. 

 

We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from students and teachers about our program. In March 2020, because of the pandemic crisiswe suspended our in-person lessons and created new ways to reach eligible young voters. 

 

We created many digital resources, including infographics, tutorials, and a DIGITAL “Voting Made Easier" classroom lesson to respond to these challenging timesWe also created digital resources for teachers, including open-ended questions to extend student learning

and resource websites.



"The Youth Vote" WQED Video

In February 2020, before schools closed, High School Voter Outreach volunteers visited Brentwood High School to present their voter registration/civic education program. 

Brentwood won the 2020 GOLD Governor's Civic Engagement Award, and along with the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, was featured in a PA Department of State webinar on August 20, which promoted best practices in youth voter outreach.


Visit the

VOTER RESOURCE LIBRARY for a wide variety of classroom and

voter resources including unique infographics, other helpful documents, and hyperlinks to reliable, trustworthy websites.

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Invite a team of trained presenters to your classroom to help your students participate in our democratic government. Virtual Lessons, over Zoom, are currently being scheduled for Winter and Spring of 2021. Contact us at civic.education@lwvpgh.org


Are you a Teacher, School Counselor, Parent or Grandparent?  Do you have an 18-year-old in your life?

Give them the gift of democracy!

The events of 2020--the pandemic, disrupted school schedules, economic vulnerabilities including access to technology, food insecurity, and a chaotic news cycle--have affected students.  We will learn just how they have been affected as time goes on.  This much seems certain.  Young people want to be seen and heard.  Help young people take ownership of the power that comes from the rights and responsibilities of turning eighteen. Our democracy is strong when young people are engaged in shaping the future!

To share this infographic on social media, please copy this link: 

 www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=737050

 

Or download the PDF version here --> 18th Birthday Card-VOTE!


College and University Outreach

Our volunteers share the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh's digital resources
with College and University staff to amplify our reach to students through school
social media, websites and email to students.

"Teasers" 
were created to provide short social media messages with links to relevant infographics and other documents.  Getting these resources directly to college and university students helps them to find reliable and trustworthy election, voting and government information.
Click here for the latest "Teasers". To share Teasers, please copy this link www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=753650 


If you will be 18 by May 18th, 2021, you can register to vote NOW!

 

If you have a Pennsylvania Driver's License or PennDOT ID, you can REGISTER ONLINE at VotesPA.com. You may also use the last 4 digits of your Social Security # if you download your signature.  Register Now!

 

You can also apply with a paper application. Download and Print the Application or apply in- person at your County Elections Office or a PennDOT office.

 

Step-by-Step Digital Tutorial "Voter Registration in Pennsylvania TUTORIAL" here .

 

 Comprehensive Voter Instructions on the "Make a Plan to Vote" and "Mail-in Voting pages.


Find DIGITAL RESOURCES for TEACHERS (and other life-long learners!)


ARE YOU A TEACHER looking for classroom-ready Civic Education virtual content for your students? 

ARE YOU A CONCERNED CITIZEN who is a life-long learner?


We have done some of the research for you on sites like iCivics, Bill of Rights.org, the Constitution Center, and others. On the VOTER RESOURCE LIBRARY page, especially under "Civic Education Classrooms", you will find infographics, website links, lessons and resources to save you time and to provide some essential civics education to your students. All students need context and a foundation in civic education in order to understand their role as citizens in our representative democracy.  ACTIVE and INFORMED CITIZENS make our democracy strong!


For Spanish speaking citizens, see our EN ESPANOL page.


Also visit lwvpgh.org/ffc to see the digital "Facts for Citizens", a directory for contact local, state and federal elected officials, and more.