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158 resources with the keyterm voting

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Electoral Politics

For Teachers 12th
You won't just get a lesson 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...
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Qualifying to Vote Under Jim Crow

For Teachers 8th - 10th
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...
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Women's Suffrage for Grades 6–8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners study the decisions and solutions involved in winning the right to vote. After reading background information on the fight for women's suffrage, including one woman's story, and its eventual success in the United States and...
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Cast Your Vote

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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.
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Does Racism Affect How You Vote?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
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...
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Why Do Americans Vote on Tuesdays?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Fight for the Right to Vote in the United States

For Students 9th - 12th
Did you know that when the United States of America was founded, only 6% of the entire population could vote? With this brief video, explore the great pains that our nation has taken to expand the voting population. Then, encourage your...
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A Canned Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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March 2, 1877: Hayes Declared Winner in Disputed Presidential Election

For Students 8th - 12th
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...
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All Eyes on Iowa

For Students 9th - 12th
Guid your learners as they become informed members of our community. They'll consider each of the seven questions as they read the New York Times article "All Eye on Iowa." This article relates topics dealing with the 2012 presidential...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Campaign Echoes

For Students 9th - 11th
Get on those thinking caps, because your class is going to analyze a political cartoon related to the 2008 presidential elections. Included is a large image of the cartoon, background information, and three guiding questions which can be...
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The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson: Expansion of the Voting Base

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students give examples to indicate how the franchise was extended and limited in the first half of the 19th century, and cite some differences in the newly enfranchised population that could affect the way they would vote.
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The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson: Changes in Voting Participation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students give examples to indicate how voting participation changed in the first half of the 19th century, and make connections between changes in voting participation and the results of the election of 1828.
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The Voting Game

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Upper graders play the voting game to help them understand voting patterns, political movements, and build a content specific vocabulary. Each student creats a chart to determine if his or her political view veers liberal or...
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The Presidential Campaign Game

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Upper graders play a game as a way to facilitate understanding of US Presidential Campaign issues and strategies. After being divided into small groups, a candidate will be chosen to run for office. Each group creates propaganda to get...
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When Art Conveys a Political Message

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders learn art is an effective way to convey a political message. They learn how political messages are created to convey a message. They analyze a piece of artwork and then write a short paragraph from the point of view of...
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Public Choice Theory and The Economics of Taxation

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Let your young scholars know how our economy works, what taxation is, and how Public Choice Theory affects the economics of taxation. This is a comprehensive and well defined presentation that includes links to additional information...
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The Constitution and the Right to Vote: Ch 6

For Students 11th
The US Constitution dictates which members of society have the right to vote. After reading about amendments extending voting rights, your class answers these questions on the 15th, 14th, and 23rd amendments. Use as a quiz or to guide...
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Do We Still Need the Electoral College?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
One of the most confusing aspects of any presidential election year is the role of the Electoral College. Learners read a bit about how the Electoral College works and then they hold a mock election in their classroom. They'll redraw a...
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Issue 1 - Designed to Add Technology Jobs

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research the statewide initiative on the Ohio ballot of 2003. They form teams to debate the issue of using bond proceeds to encourage technology research. The class votes on which individual/team presented the best argument, and...
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Early Voting, Other Election Changes are Possible

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Voter Fraud: Are Ghosts Going To The Polls

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research background material about voting in their community. They interview local/county election officials to see what is going on in the community. They also interview teachers, and students to determine if they are newly...
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The ABC's of Apportionment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to the terms of apportionment and redistricting. Using a Census map, they identify the states that had the highest and lowest numbers of change during the past ten years. They examine a map of voting...
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How We Vote

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students fill in a graphic organizer and discuss the struggles in groups about the history of voting in Louisiana. Students also explore a voting timeline to see who could and could not vote before and after 1850.