Race to the White House

Race the the White House was a program in which Global Kids youth leaders, and other youth from the Brooklyn Public Library, created a geo-locative about electoral issues using the platform geocaching.  In this post, I will write about my experience with the program, what were some of the lessons learned as an educator, and what was able to observe were the affordances the program provided to the youth. 

 

Race to the White House was a program designed with the purpose of raising awareness about issues relevant to the upcoming presidential election. At the beginning of the program, youth participants were introduced issues during the presidential election. These issues were introduced in a historical context by presenting them political ad campaigns from the cold war (Lyndon B. Johnson) to the present.