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Fights, Freedom, and Fraud: Voting Rights in the Reconstruction Era
As part of a study of post Civil War era, young historians investigate the changes in voting rights during the Reconstruction Era (1863-1876), the fraud involved in the Hayes-Tilden presidential election of 1876, and efforts by Pap...
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Does Racism Affect How You Vote?
What conditions support racism? What specific actions can we, as a society, take to encourage greater racial tolerance? Using polling data and sociological studies in his research, Nate Silver illustrates the effect racism can have in...
9 mins 10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Kids Voting USA: K-2 Classroom Activities
Address both social studies and critical reading skills with a resource dedicated to the voting process, the American democracy, and the ability to evaluate information in order to develop a stance on an issue. Each themed activity set...
K - 2nd CCSS: Adaptable
Does Your Vote Count? The Electoral College Explained
What exactly is the electoral college and how does it operate in a presidential election? While this can seem confusing to young citizens, help demystify this body of individuals who are designated to formally elect the president and...
5 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The 15th and 19th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Who gets to vote? Learn more about struggles for suffrage throughout United States history with a lesson based on primary source documents. Middle schoolers debate the importance of women's suffrage and African American suffrage before...
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
African American Voting Rights and the North Carolina Constitution
To begin a study of voting rights, class members take a sample literacy test that individuals had to pass to be able to vote. They then engage in a WebQuest, investigating the history of African American voting rights in North Carolina.
9th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
What does the Constitution say about voting? Constitutional Amendments and the Electoral College
As part of a study of voting rights in the US, class members examine Constitutional amendments connected with voting and the role of the Electoral College in the election process.
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Voting: It's Not a Spectator Sport!
Why is it important to vote? Who is eligible to vote? Why is it that some eligible voters do not vote? Class members conduct interviews with adults and other school mates before researching the eligibility requirements for their state,...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Americans Vote on Tuesdays?
Why do Americans vote on Tuesdays? As your class will learn from this video, this specific voting day in United States presidential elections stems from no substantial historical origin. Instead, speaker Jacob Soboroff brings attention...
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Preventing Voter Fraud or Encouraging Voter Suppression?
The issues of voter fraud and voter suppression are relevant in every election, local as well as national. Soon-to-be voters learn about a recent bill proposed in North Carolina, the Voter Information and Verification Act, and decide for...
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable