I personally feel like children should be involved in voting, to an extent. This political season has been a lot messier than seasons past; I have had friends commenting on family members no longer speaking to each other, and even in my own home we disagree on candidates and policies. I like taking my children along to my local polling location when I go to vote so they see voting in action. However, I do not involve them in political discussions because of my families differing opinions and I feel it is important for each individual to make up their own mind.
Our learning also continues at home on Election day with results tracking as polls close.
This year we will be tracking the electoral college votes as they come in, using a handy worksheet, so the kids can understand a little better about how someone becomes the President.
How do you teach your kids about the Electoral College and elections in general?