Josh Shapiro '85 Speaks to Students about the Election Process
Perelman Jewish Day School
In preparation for the 2020 election, students at Perelman have been learning about voting through the lens of voting rights in America. Teachers established a foundation for the unit by discussing the importance of voting and explaining when and how different people gained the right to vote in the United States. Students have been busy with a variety of projects such as writing persuasive essays and holding mock elections.
As part of their in-depth study of the election process, Attorney General Josh Shapiro spoke to students about the election process. He brought the process to life with a large sample ballot that captured the students’ attention. And as he delved into complex topics such as the role of the electoral college and the process of using a mail-in ballot, our students followed along and engaged him in animated debate and discussion. Even when grappling with challenging topics like voting rights and the election process, our students demonstrate their ability to have respectful conversations with their peers.