Study.com offers digital election education resources
The country’s young people need an education on the election process — and so do their teachers. According to a new survey from Study.com, four out of ten students say they have no understanding of what the electoral college is, and perhaps surprisingly, a similar proportion of teachers — and parents — admit they don’t understand, either.
A snapshot of the Study.com’s survey findings shows:
Students don’t understand the electoral college:
40 percent of college students say they don’t understand the electoral college process.
43 percent of students in grades 7-12 say they have no understanding of the electoral college process.
And neither do teachers or parents:
44 percent of K-12 teachers report they don’t understand the electoral college process.
43 percent of parents say they don’t understand the electoral college process.
For the month of October, Study.com is offering a free Teacher’s Guide to The U.S. Election, which includes videos, lesson plans and discussion questions.
Study.com Survey Says is a monthly research project conducted by Study.com to provide regular snapshots of teachers, parents and students’ perspectives on the world of learning. Study.com surveyed 231 K-12 teachers, 201 K-12 students and 146 parents from October 1-5, 2020 to examine topical issues related to education, election knowledge and the COVID-19 Learning Cliff. Click here for all of the findings from the study.
Study.com is a leading online education platform helping learners of all ages excel academically and close skills gaps. Study.com’s online courses, short animated video lessons, and study tools make learning simple for over 30 million students, teachers, and working professionals. Study.com was founded in 2002 and is a privately held company located in Mountain View, Calif. Learn more at https://www.study.com/ or download the mobile app from the iOS app store or Google Play.
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