Teach the Vote

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Why is voting important? A social studies unit presents a non-partisan approach to the importance of voting, to voting laws and procedures, and to resources that voters need to become informed voters.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups investigate a ballot measure or candidate and evaluate the veracity of the claims, the counter claims, and the rhetorical devices used in the ads
Classroom Considerations

  • A protocol must be in place to insure the safe, respectful discussion of controversial issues and candidates
  • It doesn't need to be an election year to include these lessons in your curriculum
Pros

  • The 10-page packet includes links to non-partisan websites with information about voter registration, voter turnout, and youth involvement in voting
Cons

  • None