Civics In Action! The Iowa Presidential Caucuses Workshop
Welcome to KidUnity's Iowa Presidential Caucuses Program. This course offers an eye opening opportunity for student journalists to participate in the 2020 election process. We are pleased to include students from at least seven schools, and an outside team of media, political, and academic advisers, to create an impactful and memorable experience.
The Iowa caucuses present a fantastic opportunity for teaching presidential politics because observers – even youth who are not eligible to vote - may attend these “gatherings of neighbors” and experience politics in action. As the entire nation focuses on Iowa, KidUnity students will be there, standing shoulder to shoulder with Iowans, presidential candidates, political operatives and campaign staff, and members of the local and national media. As active agents in this exciting media and political circus, they will file stories, write press releases and social media updates, and produce short news videos. Most importantly, they will learn the significance of civic engagement, acquire sharp investigative skills, and enjoy an empowering and fun team building, newsroom experience .