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Check it out: the new campus and youth group toolkit

We are thrilled that you have decided to start an Equal Voice Youth Chapter on your campus! This amazing toolkit has all of the resources and tools you will need to successfully start and maintain your chapter.  

Click here to view the Campus and Youth Group Toolkit. 

 

Campus and Youth Group Toolkit Appendices

 

Job Description: President

Job Description: VP External

Job Description: VP Social Media

Job Description: Secretary

Job Description: Finance

Goal Form

Minutes Form

National Contact List

Suggested Reading 

Campaign School Outline

 

Important Documents


Voters are Hot! T-Shirt kit

Need some t-shirts for your event? Download the template for our Voters are Hot! t-shirt.

Click Here: Equal Voice Youth Voters are Hot! t-shirt kit.

 

 

SOURCES

"Explaining the Turnout Decline in Canadian Federal Elections," by Jon H. Pammett, Carleton University & Lawrence LeDuc, University of Toronto March 2003. 


Teaching Modules

Lesson 1: The Girl in the Mirror

Level: Grades 7 to 9
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
Author:
Matthew Johnson
Media Education Specialist
Media Awareness Network

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In this lesson, students look at how gender stereotyping may discourage young women from becoming involved in politics. Students begin by discussing what is meant by the terms "politics" and "political action." With those definitions in mind, they create a "portrait of a politician" based on the traits and characteristics that are needed to be a political agent. Students then deconstruct media products aimed at girls and young women in order to identify the stereotypes contained within and understand how these may raise barriers to being politically active.

Lesson 2: Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

Level: Grades 10 to 12
Duration: 2 hours (without extension activities)
Author:
Matthew Johnson
Media Education Specialist
Media Awareness Network

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This lesson considers how the media portrays women in politics. Students explore capsule biographies of female political leaders, from ancient times to current events - crafted from snippets of media coverage such as newspapers, magazines, TV news and encyclopedias - to understand bias in how female politicians are portrayed. Based on this, the class prepares a "portrait of a female politician" - a catalogue of the negative attributes frequently ascribed to women in politics by the media. Looking at this portrait, students are asked to consider which of these would be considered positive or neutral attributes if they were found in a male politician, and discuss how coverage of women in politics could be made less biased. Finally, students are asked to write a biography and position paper for themselves which casts them in a positive and politically active light.


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