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Have Your Say! How You Can Impact Politics and Elections
In this one-time class, we’ll learn what teens and tweens can do to make their voices heard, including volunteering for political campaigns, writing and calling elected officials, and taking other forms of political action.
Bridgette Dutta Portman, MFA/PhD
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This class is designed for tweens and teens who want to be politically involved but aren’t sure where or how to start. While they can't yet vote, there are many ways they can make their voices heard! We’ll cover how to: -Reach out to elected officials through letters, emails, or phone calls -Volunteer for a political campaign -Safely attend a protest, rally or demonstration -Have constructive conversations with family and friends about politics -Find reliable, unbiased news sources to keep...
Students will learn practical ways to get involved in politics. We will focus on how to communicate with elected officials, volunteer, attend demonstrations, talk to family and friends, and keep ourselves informed about political issues.
I have a PhD in political science and have taught introductory politics classes at the college level. I have also tutored teens in AP US Government. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion about this topic with this age group!
1 file available upon enrollmentA one-page handout will be provided upon enrollment. Please also bring a pen or pencil.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
In order to show students how to contact or volunteer for political campaigns, I will be sharing several websites affiliated with candidates and/or elected officials. These will be drawn from across the political spectrum, will be used as examples only, and will not be endorsed. I will also be sharing some data on the political leanings of various media outlets.
Bridgette Dutta Portman, MFA/PhDCreative Writer and Teacher
71 total reviews
56 completed classes
Hello learners and parents! I'm Bridgette (she/her/hers), a professional playwright, author, and teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than two dozen of my plays have been produced locally, nationally, and overseas. I have one...