Faculty Reflections: APSA Educate Resources and Strategies on Teaching the 2020 Presidential and U.S. National Elections

Political scientists share resources, reflections, and strategies to teach the 2020 Presidential and U.S. national elections. We have gathered these resources from Educate’s library, RAISE the Vote, the Journal of Political Science Education and PS: Political Science and Politics.

Educate welcomes additional submissions around teaching and the 2020 election. To submit your own resource, click on “submit a resource” on the Educate website. If you would like to write a short blog post or reflection, please contact us at educate@apsanet.org.

Faculty Reflections

How to watch the debates–five ways to get the most our of tuning in Amy Rasmussen, (California State University, Long Beach)
Teaching Trump: Why Comparative Politics Makes Students More Optimistic about US Democracy Hannah Baron (Brown University), Robert A. Blair (Brown University), and Shelby Grossman (University of Memphis)
‘We Have to Fight Back’: Students’ Thoughts, Feelings, and Plans for Action the Day after the 2016 Election Clarissa Hayward (Washington University, St. Louis)
Navigating Partisan Differences in Class Discussions: Engaging Students’ Policy Recommendations Eric Schwartz (Hagerstown Community College)
Laughing our Way to a Stronger Democracy: Political Comedy’s Potential to Equalize Political Interest in Community College Students Lisa Lawrason (Delta College)
2018 Election Reflection Series: Native American Voters and Candidates in Election 2018 Laura E. Evans (University of Washington), Raymond Foxworth (Navajo Nation & First Nations Development Institute), Kimberly R. Huyser (Diné) (University of New Mexico,) Yoshira Macias-Mejia (University of New Mexico), and Gabriel Sanchez, (University of New Mexico)
It’s Time for Political Scientists to Come Off of the Sidelines Christina Geer (Fordham University)
Visit APSA’s Democracy 2020 Project
Political science advances our understanding of issues at the core of the upcoming elections, including democratic institutions and norms, voting behavior, and civic engagement. APSA’s Democracy 2020 Project brings together APSA’s work around these issues and highlights election events, public scholarship, ungated journal articles, teaching resources, and engagement opportunities.For more events, research, and teaching resources around the 2020 election visit APSA’s Democracy 2020 Project at https://apsanet.org/democracy2020.  Have an event that should be included in APSA’s Democracy 2020 Project? Share it with us by e-mailing centennial@apsanet.org.