Voting Teacher Resources
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The Technology of Voting
Eleventh graders explore various inventions. In this American History instructional activity, 11th graders examine the importance of these inventions. Students explain the rights, freedoms, responsibilities and benefits of citizenship in the United States.
Students study and participate in the voting process. In this voting process instructional activity, students read Duck for President and vote on class snacks. Students create posters for the class snacks and present them to the class. Students tally and discuss the votes.
Elections - Voting
Learners listen to the book "The Voice of the People: Democracy in Action. They carry out a class election that includes candidates' speeches and three voting activities. They study the relevance of the three elections base on who was allowed to vote in each.
Vote on Disposal Options for Hazardous Household Products
In this health worksheet, students realize that hazardous household products present special disposal challenges. Students view 11 images on an overhead projector and vote (thumbs up, thumbs down) on whether the disposal option is a good one.
Explain Your Vote!
Students improve their essay writing skills using the subject of voting as a topic. In this writing essays lesson, students write expository essays to increase the weight of their vote in the 'Cast Your Vote Poll' for the Trans-Amazon Expedition website. Students complete the worksheet about the importance of the position and vote. Students complete a chart and then write the essay.
Be a Responsible Citizen: Vote!
Students explore American citizens' rights and responsibilities through group research on the Internet and develop a presentation for the class.
Right to vote...in the wrong place
Students create a presentation for other class members or for a local citizens' group explaining how they can guard ensure voter rights. Students research the Ohio Secretary of State's stand on provisional voting rules.
Should Voting in the United States be Mandatory? Research Activity
Eighth graders research how many voters actually vote in the U.S. and nine other nations. They create a spreadsheet using this information and write a persuasive essay.
Micro Financing and Social Responsibility
Pupils discuss social responsibility and financing in today's society and use English financial terms. In this financing and social responsibility lesson plan, students also fill out worksheets to practice using English financial terms.
Early Voting, Other Election Changes are Possible
Students use the internet and linked sites to explore current voting methods in their community. They research suggestions that have been made for changes and interview people who made these suggestions (when possible). Students suggest other changes and present their suggestions to the class.
Teaching Responsibility to Children in Different Cultures through Film and Literature Stories
Pupils review the notes they took for "The Little Prince". After identifying the instances of responsibility in the text, they discuss them with others in English. As a class, they watch parts of "Children of Heaven" and write down their predictions for the rest of the film. To end the lesson, they compare their predictions with a partner using their communication skills.
Just a Spoonful of Rights Makes the Responsibility Go 'Round, Part 1
Learners examine the rights and responsibilities of citizens in school and the community. They identify the core democratic values as well. They also relate the role of philanthropy in protecting its citizens.
Just a Spoonful of Rights Makes the Responsibility Go 'Round-Part I
Students learn about the relationship between rights and responsibilities. In this rights and responsibilities activity, students look at how citizen have responsibilities for each right that they receive. They learn related vocabulary after watching a skit that leads them to an understanding of the concepts.
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Eighth graders research the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship. In this citizenship lesson, 8th graders determine what the rights and responsibilities are for members of the United States. They write paragraphs that tell how the rights and responsibilities of US citizens affect the country.
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.
Creating a Democratic Classroom
Learners read and interpret the Preamble, write a personal response, and generate a set of classroom rules for both students and teacher for the year. After discussion and debate, actual class rules are adopted for the year.
The Stones: Guilty or Not Guilty?
Young drama pupils will perform a number of expressive speaking exercises as they consider the themes of responsibility, consequences, and justice in the very modern Australian play The Stones. With a lot of role playing and improvisation, your class will explore how emotion and character are successfully created. Because many of the activities included in this plan require public speaking, it is a perfect exercise for a shy class.
The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a study of terrorism and government response. Richly detailed, the plan includes links, photographs, and worksheets. A powerful resource.
Identifying Audience and Purpose
Use a fun and creative activity to introduce junior high learners to how writing changes for different audiences and purposes. The activity begins with a reading by the instructor where teens visualize a food fight in the cafeteria. In groups, they have to come up with a creative response to a provided prompt that addresses the situation read to them. They discuss the difference in language, voice, tone, and selected information provided to the principal, parents, and a friend. Strategies for differentiation are available.
Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? They watch a video (linked) about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Scholars focus on rhetorical device by listening to famous speeches and completing a graphic organizer on persuasive techniques. Next they view four Super PAC ads and complete an analysis of what they see. In a well-formed paragraph, researchers synthesize conclusions based on one of the ads. A rubric is included, and all worksheets are separated into middle school and high school levels. The informational text and resource links here are invaluable.