Let's Talk About Election 2020.

Teachers: You are invited to join the KQED Youth Media Challenge: Let's Talk About Election 2020. Middle and high school educators across the U.S. are empowering students to share their take on issues that matter to them. Learn how your students can create and publish audio or video commentaries for a national audience.
The Election 2020 media challenge is a free, standards-aligned program on KQED Learn, co-hosted by the National Writing Project and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.
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All Voices Welcome!

The KQED Youth Media Challenge: Let's Talk About Election 2020 gives middle and high school students an opportunity to put their persuasive skills to work in front of a real audience. Each student will:
  • Choose an election-related issue that matters to them
  • Write an evidence-based commentary on the issue
  • Share their personal experience and authentic voice
  • Create their audio or video commentary
  • Publish their audio or video commentary on the Election 2020 challenge showcase page (launching in January 2020)
  • Practice critical 21st century skills aligned with Common Core, NGSS, ISTE and CEWAC Standards
The Election 2020 showcase will be open from January 2020 to the inauguration in January 2021 and will be hosted right here on KQED Learn. Starting in January, students will be able to publish their video and audio commentaries to the showcase where they will be seen by the public. Select pieces will be featured on PBS and NPR member stations.
Step 1
Get Started
Read through the Teacher Instructions and FAQs and check out our course on Developing Youth Voice.
Step 2
Create Commentaries
Browse the Curricular Resources Toolbox for program support.
Step 3
Publish and Share
The media showcase opens in January 2020!

Join classrooms across the country and let the nation know what your students think about election issues that will impact their lives.

Sign Up