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Boulder Country Day School teaches democracy to students

 

November 18, 2016

BCD students campaign for the two “candidates” in various classrooms before the students head to the polls.

Third grade students at Boulder Country Day School are stepping forward as champions of positive school climate by running a school-wide election with respect and enthusiasm. The candidates are two guinea pigs.

Before you dismiss this exercise as silly, think of how much students can learn. From creating posters, t-shirts, promotional videos, voter registration booths, polling centers, and all kinds of other initiatives critical to the electoral process to ensuring that only registered voters get to place a vote, these students are experiencing electoral politics and campaigning at its bes...



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