Voting Age

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Should age matter when it comes to voting? Scholars read an article discussing the pros and cons of lowering the voting age to 16. They then consider both the advantages and disadvantages of having younger voters. After thinking about both sides, readers take a stance and use evidence to debate their side.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Connect with American government and economics standards
  • Use graphic organizers to gather thoughts
Classroom Considerations
  • May require a discussion on footnotes (purpose and using them)
  • Includes footnotes with resources
  • Lists historical facts to give a little context
  • None
Common Core