Fighting Political Apathy Among Youth
Students research and describe youth participation in political elections. They survey random adults about their voting behavior and chart the results in a graph. They compile their results to predict future voter participation.
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Town Meeting - Direct Representation
Students answer the question, "Should the town of Twin Cheeks ban motorized rentals on Thome Lake?" They explore the political, personal, and economic issues involved in making this decision as they assume different roles in this...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
As part of a study of the skills needed to become informed citizens, class members examine political cartoons. After analyzing the symbols, viewpoint, and political message intended by the artists, individuals then create their own...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Standing on MY Platform
After viewing a video on party conventions, group members familiarize themselves with the Democratic Party and Republican Party platforms. Then, young people collaboratively develop a party platform for the voice of youth with ideas that...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Cartoons for the Classroom: The Future of Newspapers
Are newspapers dying, or fighting to survive? Give your scholars access to this controversial debate using political cartoons. In this analsyis handout, 2 cartoons display the changing role of newspapers in a world of online media....
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Fighting The Horse Race: Creating Ads Which Explore 2008 Presidential Candidates & Issues
What is advertising? What role does it plan in an election? Middle and high schoolers discuss advertising and its purpose by sifting through different magazines and discussing the products they find. Then they relate advertisements to...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History