What do your students have to say to the president-elect?

This challenge is open through the inauguration, giving your students ample opportunity to share their take on civic issues that matter to them. Learn how your students can create and publish audio or video commentaries for a national audience, addressing real topics from immigration to climate change to the COVID-19 pandemic and more.
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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Let's Talk About Election 2020 - Teacher Journey

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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 and produce an evidence-based commentary on the issue
  • Publish their audio or video commentary on the Election 2020 challenge showcase page
  • 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. Select pieces will be featured on PBS and NPR member stations.

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

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