In honor of this week’s National Voter Registration Day, we are sharing resources for everyone, big AND small, to be a superperson in this year’s election process.
Did you know that in many states you can be a poll worker even if you’re not yet of voting age? (Here in New York state, you can serve if you’re 17 or older!) Check out Poll Hero for more details wherever you may be; they make doing your civic duty fun by offering points and prizes as you get more and more involved!
And for this week’s film rec, we bring you, Superperson by Philip Watts! Because we all need a superperson (or a few, actually) in our lives right now.
Recommended ages: 7+
Animation, Philip Watts, 2017, 2 min.
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A citizen needs rescuing. Luckily, there’s a superhero on hand who just needs somewhere to get into costume…
– Did anything surprise you about the short film Superperson? If so, why did you find this to be surprising?
– What are some ways that you could be a superperson in your community, even if you don’t have special powers?
– Why do you think the filmmaker might have chosen the title Superperson for this film?
Check out “8 Ways You Can Make a Difference in the Election—Even if You Can’t Vote,” from Common Sense Media!