The countdown is on! The 2020 Statewide Election begins on Monday, November 2nd and will run until Tuesday, November 10th. Stay tuned for the announcement of the seven final candidates coming this week and for ways that your class can get excited about the election.
Voting-Only Lessons Begin Monday, October 26th!
Classes registered to vote in the 2020 Statewide Election are scheduled to begin their lessons on Monday, October 26th. Registered teachers should have received access to a Google Drive Folder with free digital resources to enhance student learning from their classrooms or home.
For more information, click HERE.
#CTKGVotes2020 Photo Contest
Document your election experience, however it may look, and share your best photos with us! Photos can be of your students socially distanced and casting their ballots or in their virtual classroom discussing the three branches of government. Show us how your students are engaging with the program this year!
Send you photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on social media using @CTKidGovernor and the hashtag #CTKGvote2020 by November 10, 2020 at 5:00pm. The best photo will be featured as our Facebook cover photo in the days leading up to the announcement of the next CTKG!
There’s Still Time to Register!
Is your school registered to vote in the 2020 Statewide Election? There’s still time to register your class to vote! Join the nearly 6,000 students across the state in bringing the excitement of election season into your classroom today! Registration only takes two minutes and allows fifth graders to have access to an award-winning civics education program.
Registration for Connecticut’s Kid Governor 2020-21 is open until Friday, October 30, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to a member of our staff.
Have You Explored Our Virtual Resources?
Educators registered for Connecticut’s Kid Governor® 2020-21 have access to our Google Shared Drive of new virtual resources! If you’ve registered, click HERE to explore:
- Google Forms versions of each lesson.
- Google Slides versions of each worksheet.
- Bitmoji classrooms for Lessons 1, 2 and 5.
- Videos from state officials explaining Connecticut’s three branches of government.
- Flipgrid Topics with reflection questions for each lesson.
Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is a national award-winning civics program created by The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House. The program is presented with major funding and support from CT Humanities and the Gawlicki Family Foundation, and in partnership with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.