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Students explore history of voting rights in America, discuss restrictions on early voting, apply voting rights to specific situations, form human timeline showing how voting rights have changed, and write editorial stating their opinions.
Students examine the history of African American voting rights. In this voting rights lesson, students listen to a lecture on African American voting rights between the years 1890 and 1965. Students respond to discussion questions following the lecture.
Young scholars read and respond to the text, Mama Went to Jail for the Vote. For this literary response lesson, students are introduced to vocabulary terms and read the book. Young scholars discuss various text-to-self connections they made to the book.
Students examine several aspects of the Women's Suffrage Movement. In this women's rights lesson, students explore several primary and secondary sources regarding the events of the movement, opposition to the movement, and the effects of the 19th Amendment. Student complete various assessment activities that require them to compare suffrage movements, analyze primary sources, and determine how effective the movement was.
Students consider what human rights are. They comprehend the origins of modern human rights. Students appreciate the meaning and significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They appreciate the relationship between rights and responsibilities. Students analyze the relationship of human rights to daily life.
Fifth graders examine the voting process in a democracy. In this voting instructional activity, 5th graders apply the voting process as the work with their class pledge which is meant to represent the state/federal constitution. They register for a classroom vote and simulate going to the polls to cast their votes.
In a role-play activity acting as members of either the Senate or House of Representatives, class members will vote on bills to halt mail delivery on Saturdays in the United States and to raise the minimum wage. Through an included voting guide, worksheets, and optional presentation, your learners will understand four major factors that affect representatives in their voting process.
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Use the sentence frames in the Classroom Guide as a solid framework for considering the theme of freedom and what it means to different individuals as you review the instructional materials.
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). In this women's rights lesson, 11th graders read the Equal Rights Amendment as well as the "Feminine Mystique" and selections by Gloria Steinam and Phyllis Schalafly. Students analyze the provided texts and determine why the ERA failed.
Students examine the time after the Civil War known as Reconstruction. In groups, they role play a Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Reconstruction in which some members are senators and others are witnesses. They share their ideas on how they believe Reconstruction should be carried out.
In these Ell vocabulary acquisition worksheets, learners complete several pages of activities that help them learn and use the words from the word family of equal and equi-.
Students examine the suffrage struggle of African Americans. In this American history lesson, students research primary documents regarding the strategies used by African Americans to secure the right to vote during the Civil Rights Movement. Students analyze the success of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
Students read the book You Want Women to Vote Lizzie Stanton? and complete discussion questions about the book. In this equal rights for women lesson plan, students also have discussions about what has changed in history about women's rights.
Eleventh graders examine the job of a citizen.  In this civics lesson, 11th graders create a human timeline discussing the different groups that struggled with voting rights.  Students research these groups and present their findings to the class. 
Second and third graders complete a WebQuest to find information about Susan B. Anthony. They write a biography using the information they discover about her and the fight for women's rights. This lesson is packed with excellent worksheets and activities for your learners to utilize.
Learners explore the basic rights granted to all American citizens by the U.S. Constitution in the light of women's issues. The women's suffrage movement, the role of Susan B. Anthony, and the timeline of events on voting rights are considered.
Students investigate the importance of voter participation while examine gender bias in voting situations. They design a campaign aimed at increasing voter participation after experiencing an activity which only allows the boys in the class to vote.
Eighth graders examine American voting rights. In this suffrage activity, 8th graders analyze excerpts from the Alabama Literacy Test that was used in 1965 to limit African American voting. Students read the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments prior to discussing the issue of voting rights. Students identify their own prerequisites for voting.    
Why does the United States have a bicameral voting system? Through role playing as either advocates for or against a cell phone policy in school, your learners will organize, vote, compromise, and experience first-hand the benefits of a two-chamber Congress. 
Lesson 10 in a series of human rights lessons focuses on the skills of finding evidence and summarizing. Your young readers work to compare the two texts they have read in this unit: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote”. Groups start by nicknaming articles from the UDHR with names like "right to marry" or "right to vote". After reviewing and summarizing the UDHR articles with nicknames, groups will work to match these various rights with instances in “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote”. To wrap-up the lesson plan, individuals will write a short opinion piece on rights that were upheld or violated using the firsthand account as evidence. Note: See the additional materials to find an index for all of these lessons. 

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