Voting: It's Not a Spectator Sport!

This Voting: It's Not a Spectator Sport! unit also includes:

Why is it important to vote? Who is eligible to vote? Why is it that some eligible voters do not vote? Class members conduct interviews with adults and other school mates before researching the eligibility requirements for their state, the local and state political party structure, and the persuasion techniques used in campaign materials. They then conduct a poll of eligible voters.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members research and provide the materials needed for the lessons
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed for Indiana schools, the concepts and approaches are appropriate for any state with slight revisions to reflect your state's voting requirements
Pros

  • The 31-page packet includes eight scripted lessons, worksheets, discussion questions, and critical thinking activities
Cons

  • None