Use these tools to prepare students for casting their ballot.
FEED FOR THOUGHT: ELECTION EDITION
Through Feed for Thought: Election Edition, students experience the relationship between the information we consume and the decisions we make. Before participating in a mock local election, students learn about the candidates and issues from one of two polarized social media feeds. Afterwards, students discuss how what they read may have influenced their vote. It’s only after casting their ballots when they realize they did not all see the same information.
VOTE COMPASS: CANADA YOUTH EDITION
Vote Compass: Canada Youth Edition is an interactive tool to help students familiarize themselves with Canadian political issues and ideological positions, and find out where they fit on the political spectrum. The survey includes 30 questions with background information and definitions of key terms. At the end, students can compare their position to the voters of Canadian political parties.
The Pollenize website outlines the policies and promises made by parties on 13 election issues in a digestible and engaging format. You can review the summaries by party or compare the parties on a single issue. Use this tool to help your students prepare for Student Vote Day!
PARTY LEADER Q&A
The Party Leader Q&A videos are a great way to compare and contrast the leaders and their priorities. Canadian students were invited to submit questions to the federal party leaders. Seven questions were selected and shared with the political parties represented in the House of Commons. All video responses will be posted on the project website once received.