Can You Hear Me Now? North Carolina's Pre-Registration Law

This Can You Hear Me Now? North Carolina's Pre-Registration Law lesson plan also includes:

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 exercise, an analysis of North Carolina (or your own state's) voting law, and an inquiry-based discussion. They then read an article on the topic and complete a persuasive essay.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip your classroom by assigning a short clip about voting rights as homework the night before
  • Differentiate for English learners with a worksheet that includes the discussion questions so they can better follow along
Classroom Considerations

  • Although created to discuss North Carolina's pre-registration law, the resource applies to anyone teaching about the importance of voting participation and easily modifies for your classroom
  • You need to look up your own state's voting laws beforehand 
  • The second part in a series of six resources
Pros

  • Provides additional ideas to extend learning
  • Includes persuasive essay assignment along with rubric for evaluating comprehension
  • Encourages classroom participation through kinesthetic activities
Cons

  • None