Teaching About the Elections

Teaching about elections is one of the best opportunities to prepare young people for political engagement. This conference helps educators teach about electoral politics in a way that is engaging, respectful to all points of view, and supported by the best and most current information.

What To Expect

The Teaching About the 2024 Elections Conference is an exciting opportunity for K-12 teachers and administrators to:

  • Learn about important election-related issues
  • Access resources that support instruction and enhance student learning
  • Be introduced to national civic education programs and their curricula

Politics can be divisive, confusing, and challenging to approach. This conference will help educators find ways to ensure their students can discuss these sensitive and important topics with care, knowledge, and facts.

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and a conference t-shirt!

Program Details

When: September 21, 2024, 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. CT

Where: Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706

*Program Fee: $25

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*This conference is funded by the Gibb Democracy Education Fund. Mary Hopkins Gibb is a 1955 School of Education alumna. Her husband, Bill, was a 1953 Wisconsin School of Business alumnus. 

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If you have questions about Teaching About the 2024 Elections, please email PLACE Conference and Event Planning Services at conferences@education.wisc.edu.