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Exploring Who Can Vote and How to Vote

For Students 8th - 12th
Voting requirements and voting laws in the USA have been controversial since the establishment of our democracy. While focused on North Carolina, this lesson gives any class a thoughtful examination of the laws about voting eligibility,...
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Voting Age

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should age matter when it comes to voting? Scholars read an article discussing the pros and cons of lowering the voting age to 16. They then consider both the advantages and disadvantages of having younger voters. After thinking about...
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How Do I Pre-Register and Vote in North Carolina?

For Students 8th - 12th
This practical activity helps young citizens learn about pre-registration to vote in elections, discuss the merits and flaws of the pre-registration process, and register themselves. The concluding activity has young voters creating an...
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One Kid, One Vote

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Learn about why the citizens of Washington, D.C. feel unrepresented in Congress with an article about D.C voting rights. Individuals read about the movement toward congressional representation in Washington, D.C., before answering...
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Who Can Vote? Chart

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students become familiar with historic and contemporary issues connected to voting rights around the world. They research the voting rights history of their country and then compare information about voting rights in at least three...
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Gilded Age Politics

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Whisk your students through the politics of the Gilded Age with this presentation, which features the contexts and characteristics of the 1880-1888 Presidential Elections. Clever political cartoons and clear, concise bullet points about...
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What does the Constitution say about voting? Constitutional Amendments and the Electoral College

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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.
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Citizenship and Elections: The Importance of a Ballot

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Approximately 58 prcent of those eligible voted in the 2016 US Presidential election. In an attempt to impress upon learners the importance of voting and voting rights, class members examine primary source documents related to the...
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My Country, My Country: To Vote or Not to Vote

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a film about elections in Iraq. They examine the story of a doctor and his decisions to vote. They work together to complete a worksheet about voter turnout.
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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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Who is Allowed to Vote?

For Students 8th - 12th
In this voting rights review worksheet, students respond to 10 true or false questions regarding voting laws of the United Kingdom.
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Jim Crow and Voting Rights

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Class groups examine primary source documents to determine how the voting rights of African Americans were restricted after the failure of Reconstruction, and how African American participation in World War II lead to change.
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2016 Electoral College Map

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The electoral college can be confusing for citizens of any age. Clear up misconceptions with a handy printable map that details how many electoral votes are allotted to each state, as well as a history of modern elections, complete with...
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Voting

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine voting rights in the United Kingdom. For 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...
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Lesson Plan: Voting

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the voting process in a democracy. In this voting lesson, 5th graders apply the voting process as the work with their class pledge which is meant to represent the state/federal constitution. They register for a...
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Can You Hear Me Now? North Carolina's Pre-Registration Law

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that in some states your pupils can pre-register to vote? Teach the advantages to pre-registering and engage the classroom in an intriguing discussion about youth voting trends. Class members participates in a live polling...
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Voting and the U.S. Constitution (Past, Present, and Future)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the 26th Amendment, then write letters to a future guest speaker. Students listen to the guest speaker and ask them questions about voting and voter turnout. Students then create handbills urging citizens to vote.
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Get Out and Vote!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Every Day Edit - Japan's "Coming of Age Day"

For Students 3rd - 8th
Japan's coming of age is the background for this practice sheet. Pupils correct mistakes in a short paragraph. There are errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. 
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Drinking Age

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Eighteen is the age of adulthood in the United States, but 21 is the legal drinking age. Pupils use the provided website to determine whether the age to legally purchase and consume alcohol should be lowered. They weigh the pros and...
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Our Constitutional Connection Lesson 3: To Vote Or Not To Vote? That is the Question!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students design colorful posters to "get out and vote" after studying the three amendments to the US Constitution that extend voting rights. They analyze the importance of voting to a healthy democracy.
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The 15th and 19th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Who gets to vote? Learn more about struggles for suffrage throughout United States history with a instructional activity based on primary source documents. Middle schoolers debate the importance of women's suffrage and African American...
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Civility in Elections

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Should all eligible citizens be required to vote? In national elections? In state elections? In local elections? What would be the benefits of such a requirement? The potential harm? Class members consider the importance of voting, write...
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Youth Voter Campaign

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the voting data for the state they where they live.  In this voting lesson, students research possible ways to increase the number of people that vote then create a campaign to share an idea of their own with the other...

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