How, exactly, does American democracy work? Is it just about voting? Find out what drives people to the polls on Election Day and which decisions they get to make when they get there. Everyone knows that in a democracy, the people decide who will govern. But who is busy trying to influence people’s opinions? Can a savvy voter really cut through all the noise and find the information they need to make smart decisions at the ballot box?
This new, full-color workbook includes lessons from iCivics’ “Politics and Public Policy” and “Media and Influence” curriculum units, as well as new iCivics “Election Tracker” materials designed to help students participate in election-year events. Find all the readings and activities in one convenient place to help students understand the role of public discourse, the mechanics of voting, the factors that influence voters’ decisions, and why it all matters.
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