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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 a job description for a candidate for president of the United States, and develop a code for political civility to be followed during elections as part of a three-lesson unit.
- Have groups update the charts by researching the voting data for recent local, state, and national elections
- The packet includes three related lessons: "Why Does Voting Matter?" "What Issues Should Candidates Cover?" and "What is Political Civility?"
- Statistics would need to be updated; no data is included for the percentage of eligible voters casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election
- Each of the three lessons in the 17-page packet includes a compelling question, a bell-ringer, questions for discussion, a detailed plan, worksheets, and graphic organizers
- Data in all three lessons is dated