Making Your Voice Count

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As learners watch a video on voting, they take notes on a worksheet that lists various voting topics, including electoral and popular votes, early voting, and exit polling. Then, young people research the Internet for their state's voting rights and rules based on the second worksheet's prompts.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils work in groups, partners, or individually
  • Reserve time in the computer lab or library for access to the Internet
Classroom Considerations
  • Although designed for Common Core English language arts standards, the resource is adaptable to Common Core history and social studies standards
  • The final in a series of four lessons from the Chase the Race in School program
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • The six-page packet includes focus questions, learning objectives, links to additional resources, and reproducible handouts
  • The lesson does not directly state how to bring the essential question back to a culminating discussion