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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 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Voting Rights
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 9 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 3 Views 2 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 8 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Explore the discrepancies in Florida's vote counting process in 2000 and 2002 with this New York Times reading lesson plan. 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
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 13 Views 73 Downloads
Rocking the Vote
Students explore how a presidential candidate can win the popular vote but not receive enough electoral votes to win the election. They analyze various regions' voting trends, explore how these trends reflect the outcome of the 2004 election.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 39 Downloads
Students examine voting rights in the United Kingdom. In this British government lesson, students participate in classroom activities that require them to examine voting rights today and compare them with voting rights before British suffrage movements.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Get Out the Vote!
Students discuss importance of voting within a democracy, and investigate reasons why people vote, and why they don't. Students then conduct survey, make hypotheses about voter motivation, and develop materials to promote voting among young people.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Securing the Right to Vote: The Selma-to-Montgomery Story
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.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
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
Eighth graders explore the impact of exercising voting rights. In this election lesson, 8th graders research the importance of voting and use technology tools to share their findings about national, state, and local election campaigns.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
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 4 Views 33 Downloads
Growing Voters and Election 2004: Get Out the Vote
Students examine the voting process, the reasons citizens should vote, and participate in a community drive to sign up new voters. After looking at websites, students create a poster that outlines the reasons to vote, participate in a debate on voting, create brochures and PowerPoint presentations, and set up a voter information and registration table at a local store.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 29 Downloads
Popular Votes vs. Electoral Votes
Students explore popular votes and electoral votes. For this voting lesson, students investigate the difference between popular votes and electoral votes. Students hold their own election where students vote on types of brownies.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads
How Women Got the Vote: The Story of Carrie Lane Chapman Catt
Students participate in a simulation and compare and contrast the arguments for and against womens' right to vote. In this civil rights lesson, students simulate disenfranchisement of women by allowing only half of the class to vote on a topic.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 94 Downloads