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What About Your "Right" to Vote at Age 18?

Students explore rights they have as Americans. After discussing the 26th Amendment and its history, they research how voting has changed over the years. Students create a scrapbook of events leading up to the right to vote. They write a letter to President asking for the voting age to be changed to 18.

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Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
4 days
Instructional Strategy
Research
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Lynn C.
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