Civic Engagement & Democracy Mini-Unit!

Please Note: The Westside Education Think Tank Fall Festival has been postponed due to bad weather. It will no longer occur on 10/10.

 

Dear Families,

Thank you for your continued partnership during this unprecedented school year. Our goal is to communicate not only about changes and challenges, but also to share about exciting things your children will be learning!

We are excited to share that we will be doing a mini unit on civic engagement and democracy. During this unit, we will discuss topics such as voting, voice and making an impact in your community. During this unit, teachers will connect these topics with the phases of our upcoming national elections. 

We believe learning becomes “sticky” when students can apply what they are learning in the classroom to the world outside the classroom. When classroom learning authentically connects to real world experiences it increases student engagement and love of learning.

This unit will build to a culminating event about civic engagement that we want to make incredibly fun for students. 

We are notifying families about this unit because it would be great to involve your children in family conversations about voting (with the hope they will also be able to share with you what they have learned).

We also made the decision to cancel school on Nov 3 (Election Day) so that Movement staff have the opportunity to vote and so that you can vote with your children if you desire.  

We are encouraging families to: 

  • Register to vote (Deadline October 9th

https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/offices-services/online/Pages/voter-registration-application.aspx

  • VOTE!!

Most importantly, we hope that while you do these things you will talk with your children about having a positive impact in their community and using their voice.  

In Love & Partnership,

Movement Schools

Optional Activities: 

  1. The Westside Education Think Tank will be hosting a Vote Early Fall Festival on Saturday Oct 10 in the parking lot at Movement School Freedom. Bring the ENTIRE family. See flyer below. Please Note: The Westside Education Think Tank Fall Festival has been postponed due to bad weather. It will no longer occur on 10/10.
  2. Take your student with you when you vote, take a pic and send it to us. We will upload it during our civic engagement culminating event. 

 

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