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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.
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.
Students read about voting rights and compulsory voting in democracies. In this voting rights instructional activity, students analyze the reasons for supporting and opposing compulsory voting and discuss whether compulsory voting is needed in the U.S.
Ninth graders discuss if it was worth some groups fighting for the right to vote. In groups, they participate in a debate in which they discuss whether the right to vote is a responsiblity by its members. They create their own piece of art showing how important it is to voice one's opinion.
Students examine political activism. Pupils discuss forms of political activism, specifically voting. They listen to Public Service Announcements. Classmates write and record their own Public Service Announcements to encourage others to vote and become politically active.
Students focus on the importance of voting. They focus on our democratic responsible as law-abiding citizens, then hopefully all students will make it their civic duty to impose their right to vote. Students are empowered to speak with confidence and authority.
Students study the concept of what it means to be an informed voter who makes conscientious voting decisions based on significant information. In this making informed voting decisions lesson plan, students are introduces to a unit on government. Students then view political debates and collect articles which they discuss in a group. Students then participate in a political debate based on issues relevant to their grade level.
Students examine information and discover resources available to voters, discuss importance of sorting objective sources from more biased ones, explore significant dates and deadlines of voting and election process, and complete voting worksheet by researching answers online.
Ninth graders explore the electoral college. Through a series of lessons, they investigate the necessity of compromise in politics, voting in elections, types of elections, and becoming involved in politics. In groups, 9th graders participate in activities that demonstrate democratic participation. Activities include selecting a TV program to watch, examining party platforms, and creating a PowerPoint presentation.
Students examine the economics of voting in the United States. They explore the costs and benefits of voting in national elections and identify different types of voting. Using data from the government, they examine the numbers of people voting in different age groups and determine why the numbers are low in some age groups.
Students investigate a curriculum concept based upon using the Wyoming quarter reverse. They research the history of voting rights. Students also identify the important amendments of the United States Constitution. They complete a timeline of voters rights for an assessment.
Students participate in a project lesson that focuses on the importance of voting. They work in groups with each member having a specific function. The teacher begins a classroom discussion to get the members of the groups to begin thinking. Then the students continue the discussion amongst themselves.
Students identify historical figures who helped lead others in the voting rights movement, and research historical struggles for voting rights. They develop plans to involve young voters in the election process.
Students investigate the process of voting and the safeguards that are put in place to prevent tampering with election results. They reflect upon the importance of the votes not being altered. Then students research the process of how government operates to prevent it.
Young scholars use print and electronic resources to research the process of voting. As a class, they participate in a mock election in which they vote for the type of books they want in their library. They also discuss the process of electing a President.
Students define the term "responsibility". As a class, they participate in voting on different ideas presented to them and develop a graph showing the results. They use the internet to virtually take care of the adopted pet of the class.
Learners share what they have learned about rights and responsibilities with others in their school and community through a service-learning activity.
Ninth graders investigate the issue of consumer responsibility. They discover whether consumers in the UK should be responsible for consumers from other countries.
What does it mean to be an active, responsible citizen in the United States? What citizen requirements are mandated by law? Learners begin by brainstorming the duties of citizenship, and then read and discuss an excerpt from a speech by President Barack Obama in 2005. They will then design a pamphlet that they imagine will be presented to a student from another country, outlining US citizens' legal duties, civic responsibilities, and volunteering in their communities.
Students explore voter registration and elections, and prepare student body for voter registration by making posters and working through rosters.