December 7, 2016

Subscribe to SLJ

Sunday Reflections: How the 2016 Election is Affecting Teens, Week 3 (A tweet story by Mary Hinson)

On Sundays, I have the privilege of hosting a weekly event that we call Spaghetti Sunday (inspired by author Christa Desir). We open our home to a wide group of people, eat food (not always spaghetti), do puzzles, play games, and just hang out. My beloved Mary Hinson (@knoxdiver on Twitter, YA assistant at Irving […]

Sunday Reflections: My Teens Will be Voting in the Next Presidential Election, What are We Teaching Them?

In 2008 I stood in line with The Teen, then 6, as we waited in line to vote. I remember being choked up as we watched the election results happen that night, clearly understanding that irregardless of any party affiliation history was being made. This year, I recorded the debate and watched it by myself […]

Choosing Leaders: What Are You Voting For? | Editorial

RMiller-2015-featured-180x180

Libraries have always been about fostering understanding of the democratic process, but there is an intensified requirement during this election to confront mis­information.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

In on the joke: Political cartoons and the election

We want our kids to be in on the joke. As I mentioned last time around (or in 2012), presidential elections present ultimate, authentic teachable moments, opportunities for us to exploring a variety of literacies with learners at all levels. Political cartoons are everywhere. These powerful little works of editorial art and sharp, nuanced thinking […]

ALA Election Results: Young Wins President, Gonzalez Treasurer; Dues Measure Passes by Wide Margin

Courtney Young

According to an ALA press release, “Young received 5,391 votes, while Immroth received 5,029 votes.” Meanwhile, a measure to allow ALA to increase dues in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) without explicit member approval also passed.

Consider the Source: Two Is the Thorniest Number

masterofdeceit

In his latest Consider the Source column, Marc Aronson uses the recent presidential election as a jumping off point to discuss the different ways that American history is viewed.

On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Cast Your Vote for These Presidential Titles

Babymouse

Though Election Day is behind us, it’s never too late for a president-related story, whether it’s a light graphic novel or enlightening poems.

BrainPop Game(s)Up on the election

At the ISLMA Conference last week, Lisa Perez of Chicago Public Schools shared  BrainPop’s election resources (free through Election Day) and its new GameUp features, that she has found valuable in gamifying professional development with the librarians in her district.
Although because of Sandy we are without power at home and school, the kind folks […]

BrainPop Game(s)Up the election

At the ISLMA Conference last week, Lisa Perez of Chicago Public Schools shared  BrainPop’s election resources (free through Election Day) and its new GameUp features, that she has found valuable in gamifying professional development with the librarians in her district.
Although because of Sandy we are without power at home and school, the kind folks […]

BrainPop Game(s)Up on the election

At the ISLMA Conference last week, Lisa Perez of Chicago Public Schools shared  BrainPop’s election resources (free through Election Day) and its new GameUp features, that she has found valuable in gamifying professional development with the librarians in her district.
Although because of Sandy we are without power at home and school, the kind folks […]

News Bites: Involve Your Students in the Election Process with ePals World Election Center

epals2

Get your students interested in the electoral process in the United States and globally with ePals World Election Center. The site includes projects and activities to reinforce K–12 students’ critical thinking skills and cultural awareness by having them learn about candidates, government, and more. Kids have the opportunity to voice their opinions about issues affecting them at home and learn about the elections abroad.

Election 2012: SLJ’s Resources for Kids and Teens

Focus_On_Election

From books and websites to apps, recommended resources on the American political process and the presidency.

News Bites: Get Your Students Involved in the Presidential Election with OneVote 2012

onevote2012

OneVote 2012 is a student mock election held before the national presidential election. Launched by Channel One News, the program gives young people the opportunity to learn about the electoral process and the issues via interactive content as well as the chance to cast their vote for the next president of the United States from October 22–26. Prior to the election, Channel One News will offer news and other special segments to help teens make an informed decisions.

Election resources to share

Information is the currency of democracy. Thomas Jefferson
Presidential elections present ultimate, authentic teachable moments, opportunities for us to exploring a variety of literacies with learners at all levels
I recently pulled together an Election LibGuide for our students and teachers and I thought I’d share some of the most popular inclusions.
On issues
C-SPAN’s Candidates on the […]