Felon Voting

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An estimated 6.1 million people living in the United States are unable to vote because of felony convictions. Scholars weigh the pros and cons of allowing felons who have completed their sentences to participate in the voting process. With the information-packed resource, learners read a historical timeline of disenfranchisement, view readers' comments, and analyze international felon voting laws. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show students videos of previous presidential debates to help them strategize
Classroom Considerations

  • Time requirements for the activity may vary 
  • Requires access to a computer with Internet to research debate topics
Pros

  • Includes extensive resources, including charts, graphs, opinion polls, videos, and a glossary
  • Organizes pros and cons by category to help readers easily locate information 
Cons

  • None