Sorting through elections is always a tricky task. This election guide, written by homeschool dad and political expert Peter Orvetti, focuses on learning about how the process works. It’s not just useful for students, but for anyone who doesn’t understand how American elections work. They can be complex, after all.
In case you’re concerned, this guide takes no partisan positions and is written to be used by families of any viewpoints. There are guiding questions to let students and families talk about their own views on issues and reflect on what they know.
Since many people will be focused on the presidential election for the next year, this guide focuses on that. However, if you’re interested in also learning about how congressional races work, have a look back at our guide from 2018 about the midterm elections. The sections in that one about gerrymandering and how control of Congress works all apply to next year’s elections too.
You can find both guides on our site, here. While you’re there, feel free to check out our other helpful resources for homeschooling.