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What is the #1 place that 18-24-year-olds have heard about the 2018 midterm elections?

  1. How accurate was your pitiful guess?
    What most surprised you about this information?

  2. What story does this data tell?

  3. Why do you think that is?

  4. What is one consequence of this?

  5. Explain whether this Is good news.

  6. Rank the places 18-24-year-olds have heard about the 2018 midterm elections in terms of reliability.

  7. Of the places 18-24-year-olds have heard about the 2018 midterm elections, put a C next to the ones more likely to confirm that person’s bias; put a X next to the ones more likely to challenge that person’s bias.

  8. Of the places 18-24-year-olds have heard about the 2018 midterm elections, put a U next to the ones where you have heard about the midterm elections.

  9. Explain your thoughts about the fact that less than 1 in 5 of the people surveyed heard about the midterm elections in school.

  10. What do you think this information tells us about the likelihood of people age 18-24 voting in the election?

  11. How different would this list have been in 1900, 1800, and how different will it be in 2050?

  12. Describe how different this list would be for people over the age of 65.

  13. According to the chart, about 11% of people age 18-24 have not heard about the midterm election. How do you not hear about the midterm election?

  14. Is that good news?

  15. Is it good that they probably won’t vote?

  16. Is it their fault that they haven’t heard about the midterm?

  17. Upon reading this chart a student made the following claim": this is why there should be tests of voters’ knowledge before anyone is allowed to vote. Respond to that claim.

  18. Describe how this information will impact the Democratic and the Republican parties in the 2018 midterm.

  19. Based on the information in the chart, how do you think political parties target young voters?

Learning Extension

Read the CIRCLE report on midterm knowledge for young people.

Action Extension

If you will be under the age of 18 on November 6 you can’t vote. But in a way you can. Try to reach one person age 18-24, inform them about the election, convince them to vote, then convince them to vote the way you would vote if you could! If you will be 18 years old by November 6, vote!

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