ELECTIONS EXPLAINED

The 2024 Election season has begun in earnest. What that means for Teach with TVW is that our Elections Explained coverage also begins. Throughout the summer and fall, we will be producing content that showcases all the aspects of how elections work in Washington State, from the floors of the state conventions to the final counting of votes in November. Each video can stand alone, or they can be viewed as a series. Additionally, all will come with lesson plans for easy implementation in the classroom.


Book mark this page as we will be posting new video shorts from the campaign trail along with supporting lesson plans, study guides and student workbooks for teaching Elections in the Fall.

Stay tuned for our coverage of the Democratic State Convention in June!


THE SERIES


I went to bed in one district, and woke up in another! Help your students understand how legislative districts work in WA.

📣 Get easy to use Washington State Election Lesson Plans: https://www.teachwithtvw.org/lesson-plans/

2024 is an election year! Do you know who will be on your ballot? Every 10 years, our legislative and congressional district lines are redrawn and thus your district may have changed since the last presidential election. However, due to a legal challenge to the redistricting done after the 2020 census, 13 legislative districts changed as of the first week in April 2024. Don’t be surprised when your primary ballot comes in July! Check this map below to see if you are one of the 300,000 people who have new legislators representing them! 

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📚Voting: Impact of Redistricting Lesson plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15JOxSZINAfy3PdV33zylSxkGMuORDCvu8Dy1C3VSExw/edit#heading=h.nj23sjpj5u97

💡News Article: Redistricting Map https://washingtonstatestandard.com/2024/04/03/heres-how-washingtons-legislative-districts-will-change-for-this-years-elections/

🎬 Watch This Next: Precinct Committee Officer
https://youtu.be/3UtOorj4RJ8?feature=shared

🎬 Check Out The Elections Explained Playlist
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SBWucX8iFppclH0-m45HDcn&feature=shared

📚Check out our other CIVICS CURRICULA for WA middle and high school teachers: https://www.teachwithtvw.org/lesson-plans/

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Other Teach With TVW Civics Videos
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🎬 Civics 101 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SDcy6Oz3plxQCqpfNUb2HGf&feature=shared

🎬 Legislative Navigator https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SD-p5BHx443GTtGBp_DKQVT&feature=shared

🎬 Learning Modules - The Branches of WA State Government:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SBe_62ViakFyBCw4qah7eR7&feature=shared

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SDnVbfKeRWogOX6zU5BWw6b&feature=shared

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SCYOl5u2wu52tt3G7sEmNTG&feature=shared

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Other Teach With TVW Civics Programs
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🙋Capitol Classroom - Bring the Legislative process into your classroom: https://teachwithtvw.org/civic-participation-in-the-classroom/

🙋On The Issues - Youth bring the questions to WA state leadership: https://teachwithtvw.wpenginepowered.com/on-the-issues/
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SCiQlpeW9JwnJepn87zNpDT&feature=shared

🙋TVW CONNECTS - WA students engage in live Q&A with political leaders and experts:
https://teachwithtvw.org/tvw-connects-civic-engagement/
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SDiW4MWHmyTpjs3ZkvGfgo9&feature=shared

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What this video is about:
In this video, Teacher Corey Paulson explains the challenges of the Washington state 2024 redistricting maps, and explains how and why legislative district lines are redrawn every 10 years based on the census. Students will learn how this impacts voter enfranchisement, or disenfranchisement, and voter’s choices of State Senators and Representatives. 

Teach with TVW is a free online resource provided by TVW for Washington state social studies teachers to engage their students in state government and help to inspire active citizens. 

#waleg #teachwithtvw #civics #socialstudies #yakima #redistricting #gerrymandering #fairmaps #vote #census #voting #votingrights #democracy #maps #politics #civicengagement #votingrightsact #elections #washington #washingtonstate

I went to bed in one district, and woke up in another! Help your students understand how legislative districts work in WA.

📣 Get easy to use Washington State Election Lesson Plans: https://www.teachwithtvw.org/lesson-plans/

2024 is an election year! Do you know who will be on your ballot? Every 10 years, our legislative and congressional district lines are redrawn and thus your district may have changed since the last presidential election. However, due to a legal challenge to the redistricting done after the 2020 census, 13 legislative districts changed as of the first week in April 2024. Don’t be surprised when your primary ballot comes in July! Check this map below to see if you are one of the 300,000 people who have new legislators representing them!

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This Lesson Plan
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📚Voting: Impact of Redistricting Lesson plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15JOxSZINAfy3PdV33zylSxkGMuORDCvu8Dy1C3VSExw/edit#heading=h.nj23sjpj5u97

💡News Article: Redistricting Map https://washingtonstatestandard.com/2024/04/03/heres-how-washingtons-legislative-districts-will-change-for-this-years-elections/

🎬 Watch This Next: Precinct Committee Officer
https://youtu.be/3UtOorj4RJ8?feature=shared

🎬 Check Out The Elections Explained Playlist
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SBWucX8iFppclH0-m45HDcn&feature=shared

📚Check out our other CIVICS CURRICULA for WA middle and high school teachers: https://www.teachwithtvw.org/lesson-plans/

=======================================
Other Teach With TVW Civics Videos
=======================================
🎬 Civics 101 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SDcy6Oz3plxQCqpfNUb2HGf&feature=shared

🎬 Legislative Navigator https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SD-p5BHx443GTtGBp_DKQVT&feature=shared

🎬 Learning Modules - The Branches of WA State Government:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SBe_62ViakFyBCw4qah7eR7&feature=shared

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SDnVbfKeRWogOX6zU5BWw6b&feature=shared

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SCYOl5u2wu52tt3G7sEmNTG&feature=shared

=======================================
Other Teach With TVW Civics Programs
=======================================

🙋Capitol Classroom - Bring the Legislative process into your classroom: https://teachwithtvw.org/civic-participation-in-the-classroom/

🙋On The Issues - Youth bring the questions to WA state leadership: https://teachwithtvw.wpenginepowered.com/on-the-issues/
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SCiQlpeW9JwnJepn87zNpDT&feature=shared

🙋TVW CONNECTS - WA students engage in live Q&A with political leaders and experts:
https://teachwithtvw.org/tvw-connects-civic-engagement/
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75F8E2rv4SDiW4MWHmyTpjs3ZkvGfgo9&feature=shared

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➡Web: https://www.teachwithtvw.org
➡FB: @Teach with TVW
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➡X: @TeachWithTVW
➡LI: @TeachWithTVW

QUESTION - Have a question about our lesson plans or online videos? Drop it in the comments!

⏰ Timecodes ⏰

What this video is about:
In this video, Teacher Corey Paulson explains the challenges of the Washington state 2024 redistricting maps, and explains how and why legislative district lines are redrawn every 10 years based on the census. Students will learn how this impacts voter enfranchisement, or disenfranchisement, and voter’s choices of State Senators and Representatives.

Teach with TVW is a free online resource provided by TVW for Washington state social studies teachers to engage their students in state government and help to inspire active citizens.

#waleg #teachwithtvw #civics #socialstudies #yakima #redistricting #gerrymandering #fairmaps #vote #census #voting #votingrights #democracy #maps #politics #civicengagement #votingrightsact #elections #washington #washingtonstate

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I went to bed in one district, and woke up in another! Help your students understand how legislative districts work in WA.

2024 is an election year! Do you know who will be on your ballot? Every 10 years, our legislative and congressional district lines are redrawn and thus your district may have changed since the last presidential election. However, due to a legal challenge to the redistricting done after the 2020 census, 13 legislative districts changed as of the first week in April 2024. Don’t be surprised when your primary ballot comes in July! Check this map below to see if you are one of the 300,000 people who have new legislators representing them!

Essential Questions:

  • To what extent does the redistricting committee create equity in Washington State? 
  • How do individuals challenge redistricting in Washington State?

Lesson Plan: Voting: Impact of Redistricting

News Article: Washington Standard Redistricting Map


Precinct Committee Officers are party officials who engage with the population at a grassroots level. From encouraging people to get out the vote, to attending meetings about party business, to even nominating people to fill vacancies in the State Legislature, PCOs are involved in the political process at every level. In this video, you will learn about the important role that PCOs play in the party system as well as why young people should run to become one!

Essential Questions:

  • What is a PCO and how are they important to the political process? 
  • Why is grassroots engagement important to the political process?
  • How can young voters get involved in the political process?

Lesson Plan: Engagement: Precinct Committee Officer

How to become a Precinct Committee Officer – There are many vacancies and you are needed!
Chirag lays out all the steps for you in this easy to follow guide.

Essential Questions:

  • What is a PCO and how are they important to the political process? 
  • Why is grassroots engagement important to the political process?
  • How can young voters get involved in the political process?

Lesson Plan: Engagement: Precinct Committee Officer


Teach With TVW takes to the road to learn what state party conventions are all about. In April of 2024, the Washington State Republican Party, chaired by State Representative Jim Walsh, hosted their State Convention in Spokane. Understand the reasoning behind endorsements, hear interviews with delegates, and see for yourself how it all unfolded. And stay tuned for our coverage of the Democratic State Convention in June!

Essential Questions:

  • Why do political parties have conventions?
  • How did the Republican party use the convention to shape the electoral process?

Lesson Plan: Political Conventions: Republican Party State Convention


Stay tuned, more to come!


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