The Economics of Voting
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Students investigate reasons through Internet research why some people do not vote. After examining the demographics of voters and non-voters, they write essays about their findings.
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African American Voting Rights and the North Carolina Constitution
To begin a study of voting rights, class members take a sample literacy test that individuals had to pass to be able to vote. They then engage in a WebQuest, investigating the history of African American voting rights in North Carolina.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Do I Pre-Register and Vote in North Carolina?
This practical activity helps young citizens learn about pre-registration to vote in elections, discuss the merits and flaws of the pre-registration process, and register themselves. The concluding activity has young voters creating an...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Public Hearing on a Proposed Airport: Economic Boon or Environmental Mistake?
How can the decisions of local government impact each individual citizen? Your class members will take on the roles of shareholders and consider a proposal to build an airport in their community. Working in groups, they will make...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sample Test: Politics, Voting & Civic Participation
What is the difference between Democrats and Republicans? What propaganda techniques do political parties use? What is the Electoral College? Here you'll find a 22-question multiple-choice assessment on the voting practices, politics,...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
“Dewey Defeats Truman”: Be Aware of Data Revisions
Discover the impact and importance of data releases about current economic conditions in the United States. Your class members will learn about data revision and the GDP, and how these figures can alter people's views on the economy.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Public Choice Theory and The Economics of Taxation
Let your students know how our economy works, what taxation is, and how Public Choice Theory affects the economics of taxation. This is a comprehensive and well defined presentation that includes links to additional information provided...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Special Interests: How Would A Legislator Vote?
Learners act as elected officials who must make decisions that will make someone unhappy. They consider five bills that are up for vote in light of the contributions that many special-interest groups made to their campaigns. Students...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Timeline of Women's Right to Vote
Which countries implemented women's suffrage before the 19th amendment went into effect in the United States? Which countries still do not allow women to vote? Watch the global spread of women's rights in an interactive timeline that...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable