Voting Teacher Resources
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Here you'll not only find a document outlining major shifts in voting-right policy in the United States, but also worksheets that will help your learners identify at what points in time groups such as women, Native Americans, and residents of Washington DC received the right to vote.
6th - 12th Language Arts 27 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Responsibility Launcher
Here is a fun online game that will acquaint your young learners with a wide range of civic duties, such as voting, obtaining information to remain an informed citizen, jury duty, and getting an education.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Piggybook: A Read4Health Lesson Plan
"You are pigs." With those three simple words, the lives of the Piggott family were changed forever. Read aloud the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne and teach your class the importance of personal responsibility, learning from the mistakes of Mr.
K - 2nd Language Arts 22 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Responsibility and the U.S. Constitution
When are responsibilities freely chosen, and when have they actually been imposed on us? Here you'll find a unique way to frame your class discussion on civic duty and responsibilities inherent in the United States Constitution.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review All about Me!
Celebrate the uniqueness of your learners with this character building lesson series. In order to learn about and appreciate diversity and individuality, children create All About Me books by cutting out and drawing pictures that represent their personal interests, family members, home environment, and local community before making a pledge to be respectful and responsible citizens.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 83 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Should voting in the United States be compulsory? In 2004, fewer than 60 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the American national elections. After reviewing arguments for and against compulsory voting, your young citizens will compose letters to the editors of their local newspapers in which they discuss whether they believe voting should be compulsory.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Qualifying to Vote Under Jim Crow
Literacy tests, poll taxes, grandfather laws? Scholars study the systematic ways African-Americans were kept from voting even after it was made a law. They analyze a series of primary source documents, complete a worksheet, and engaged in a class discussion.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 5 Views 34 Downloads
You won't just get a lesson plan when you click on this resource. As you click on the related resources located to the left of the screen, you'll find, a professional development video, teacher/student notes, lesson plan, and related reading materials.
12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 9 Downloads
New Review Responsibilities of Citizens: Sample Test Questions
Impress upon your learners the importance of civic duty, and explore the privileges and responsibilities to support the general welfare that comes with citizenship. Here is a 20-question, multiple choice assessment that will help get you started in this endeavor.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Cast Your Vote
Impress upon your learners the importance of researching candidates in an election and considering not only which issues are most important to them as voters, but also which issues are most important to the candidates.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Women Get the Vote!
Students research the history of United States voting rights to describe and analyze why voting rights and responsibilities are important. They investigate famous suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and then create a "wanted" poster and profile.
4th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Redistricting: Drawing the Lines
Difficult redistricting concepts are covered in a context that will make it understandable to your government scholars. They begin with a KWL on the term redistricting and then watch a video to answer some questions. They analyze political cartoons using a graphic organizer (included), focusing on satire.
7th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 103 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Win the White House
Here is a unique and engaging approach to learning about the steps a presidential candidate must take during a campaign. Learners role play the part of a candidate in this online interactive, taking part in a presidential debate and then considering the fundraising and polling components of campaigning.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Explore the discrepancies in Florida's vote counting process in 2000 and 2002 with this New York Times reading lesson. Middle schoolers study the viewpoints presented in informational text, paying attention to how word choice can formulate each argument.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 51 Downloads
A Canned Lesson
Follow the steps outlined in an excellent presentation to create graphic organizers and write persuasive essays with your class. The graphic organizer is effective and translates easily into a final written product. The lesson focuses in particular on a persuasive prompt about voting and provides examples each step of the way.
7th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 21 Downloads
The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Communicating with the President
Students examine the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy. They explore various websites, listen to a State of the Union address, and write a letter to the President of the United States.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 14 Views 74 Downloads
March 2, 1877: Hayes Declared Winner in Disputed Presidential Election
After reading an interesting article comparing the disputed presidential election of 1877 to a similar event in the year 2000, kids blog a response. They read the article, check out the embedded links, then respond to four related prompts in blog format.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads