She trained here,studied here, got her footing here in Seattle. The influence of so many longstanding Asian Pacific American mentors within social justice movements has changed the way younger APAs see themselves in positions of influence. Go Yuh-Line! (She was also my neighbor for many years here in Ballard.)
Questions to ask students:
What is an elected representative?
What should an elected representative be like?
How do you choose the right candidate for you?
Here are a few easy and free lesson plans we find useful:
- https://printables.scholastic.com/content/stores/printables/priv/69/9780545041669-009.pdf (This is a simple Venn diagram activity that allows students to understand where candidates share opinions and societal values, and what makes their positions unique)
- http://kcts9.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/election-basics-crashcourse-video-1036/election-basics-crash-course-government-and-politics-36/ (This video is 9 minutes long. Not too bad. But it buffers slowly and can be choppy to watch if your internet is slow.)