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The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Seven lessons examine the Reconstruction Era that followed the United States Civil War. The series of detailed lessons provide background information on the era, teaching strategies, videos, and primary source materials.
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Black Americans in Congress

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Seven lessons make up a unit on African-Americans who served in the United States Congress from 1870 to 2007. Young historians read contextual essays, engage in activities, examine primary source images, and artifacts to gain an...
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America from Scratch

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What if the people of the United States started over and, knowing what we know now about how things are working, redesigned the government created by the founding fathers? That's the central premise of the 11 resources in the American...
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What Makes Democracy Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Eight lessons make up a collection designed to help high schoolers make sense of an election year. Class members learn about voting rights, the importance of a free press, and civic participation. The focus is on the 2020 presidential...
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American Presidents

For Students 4th
A collection of reading and writing activities that hlep us to better understand the election and voting process of our American Government.
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2020 Election Lesson Plans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
With all the hyperbole of an election year, it can be difficult to find the facts, just the facts about candidates, issues, and ballot measures. Young political scientists, with the help of 21 resources from a nonpartisan, information...
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EngageNY Grade 11 ELA: Module 2, Unit 2

For Teachers 11th Standards
Two texts anchor a 14-lesson unit that explores what it means to be a woman in America. In her "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton" Stanton argues for women's right to vote. Audre Lorde offers a different point of view in her poem, "...
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Literacy in History/Social Studies: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Analyzing primary and secondary source materials requires a special set of skills. Readers must be able to identify the central ideas in a text, to cite evidence to support their analysis, and to evaluate the arguments put forth in a...
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Empowering Democracy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you prepare your students to become informed and involved citizens? You could check out the ideas in this collection of materials from the non-profit Classroom Law Project.
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Civic Knowledge and Action: Voter Registration

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What does the data say? Using provided voter data from the 2016 presidential election, scholars describe the data and identify questions they could answer by analyzing it. Learners then construct tables and use them to determine whether...
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Sojourner Truth | Abolitionist and Women’s Rights Activist Video

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Talk about perseverance! Introduce young historians to Sojourner Truth with a richly detailed lesson plan that includes a video overview of Truth's life, background vocabulary, as well as before and after viewing discussion questions. A...
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Mary Church Terrell | Unladylike2020

For Students 7th - 12th
Catalytic events wake people up. For Mary Church Terrell the lynching of her friend Thomas Moss lead to her involvement in the catalytic events of suffrage, anti-lynching, and desegregation. Learn more about this amazing woman and her...
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Repairing the Fabric of Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
During elections, headlines constantly lament the issue of low voter turnout. Help class members understand why this is such an important topic with relevant articles, a discussion of both sides of the issue, and a reflective essay. 
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Can You Hear Me Now? North Carolina's Pre-Registration Law

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that in some states your pupils can pre-register to vote? Teach the advantages to pre-registering and engage the classroom in an intriguing discussion about youth voting trends. Class members participates in a live polling...
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Voting and the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How difficult was it for everyone to get voting rights? Understanding voting rights and the fight to get them for everyone in the United States can be tricky for some learners. However, they are clarified after engaging in the...
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Why Every Youth Vote Matters

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Soon-to-be voters learn the significance of their votes by engaging in group work, discussing articles about particularly close elections and powerful quotes about voting, and creating t-shirt designs to encourage voting.
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Preventing Voter Fraud or Encouraging Voter Suppression?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The issues of voter fraud and voter suppression are relevant in every election, local as well as national. Soon-to-be voters learn about a recent bill proposed in North Carolina, the Voter Information and Verification Act, and decide for...
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Exploring Who Can Vote and How to Vote

For Students 8th - 12th
Voting requirements and voting laws in the USA have been controversial since the establishment of our democracy. While focused on North Carolina, this lesson gives any class a thoughtful examination of the laws about voting eligibility,...
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Civil Rights at 50

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, President Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 provide the backdrop for a series of lesson...
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"We Shall Overcome" Speech

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man." President Lyndon B. Johnson's 1965 speech to Congress following the beating of civil rights protesters in Selma,...
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African American Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 7th - 12th
An excellent resource defines the African-American Civil Rights Movement from the early 1900s through the legacy left in modern times. Every major date, event, and key player is described under clear overarching categories. The NAACP,...
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Legislative Trends and Power Sharing Among Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1977–2012

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewBilingual education, voting rights, and Congressional redistricting come up often in the news. Explore these topics from another view—the perspectives of Hispanic members of Congress. Activities include an article with comprehension and...
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Young People Shake Up Elections (History Proves It) Educator Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewVote, it's your civic duty! The resource provides several videos about voting in the United States. Scholars watch a series of topics ranging from youth participation to civic action. The educator's guide provides teachers with...
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Extending Suffrage to Women

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewVotes for women! The activity highlights the push for the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. High school scholars learn how the Fifteenth Amendment giving African American men the right to vote helped to spark the...
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Civil Rights Movement in Rural Mississippi

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewGood primary resources, offering different perspectives on important issues and events, are hard to find. A packet of 12 primary source images, videos, audio recordings, records, and newspaper articles related to the 1960s civil rights...
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Voting Rights Act of 1965

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewDespite the passing of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, as well as the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the struggle to ensure fair voter registration and election procedures continues. Young historians...
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The Fifteenth Amendment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewFifteen primary sources provide a context for a study of the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The packet captures the excitement for the changes promised by the amendment as well as the backlash against it.
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Woman Suffrage

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewSuffragettes, suffragists, and anti-suffragists. A two-day, richly detailed lesson plan has young historians investigate the twentieth-century suffrage movement. Groups examine primary and secondary source materials about Jane Addams and...
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Keeping the Faith: African Americans Return to Congress, 1929–1970

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewThe third lesson in a unit that traces the history of African Americans serving in the US Congress examines the period from 1929 through 1970. After reading a contextual essay that details the few African Americans elected to Congress...
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“‘The Negroes’ Temporary Farewell,” Jim Crow and the Exclusion of African Americans from Congress, 1887–1929

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewDespite some advances made during the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War, the period from 1887 through 1929, African Americans serving in Congress suffered severe setbacks due to Jim Crow Laws and voter suppression. Class members...
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“The Fifteenth Amendment in Flesh and Blood,” The Symbolic Generation of Black Americans in Congress, 1870–1887

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewThe reading of a contextual essay launches a study of Black Americans who served in Congress from 1870 through 1887. Young historians identify the African Americans who served during this period, investigate the ways they won national...
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Mrs. Bloomer's 'Political Disability'

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewIt's hard to believe that women had to argue for the right to vote a mere 100 years ago. Today, young historians can examine their case left behind in primary sources. Using a letter from a woman who claimed she should be able to vote...
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To What Extent was Reconstruction a Revolution? (Part 2)

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhile Reconstruction laid the groundwork, many believe its revolutionary ideals weren't realized until the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Using the 1965 Voting Rights Act, budding historians consider why it took more than 100 years to...
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MLK: Let Us March On Ballot Boxes

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewA short video features Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. extolling his audience to register to vote in the upcoming South Carolina Primary election.
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Out of the Shadows | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
New ReviewTwo powerful video clips launch a study of race relations in the United States after the Selma, Alabama riots, the passage of the Votings Rights Act, and the riots in Watts, California. 
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The True History of Voting Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore what voting rights really are in an intriguing lesson plan that explores the history of American voting. The resource examines the timeline of voting rights in the United States with group discussions, hands-on-activities, and...
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The Truth About Voting

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
True or False: Only Presidential elections matter. Academics delve into common voting myths to understand what is true and why the election process is critical to democracy. The lesson uses group discussion, activities, and handouts to...
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Why Local Elections Matter

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Uncle Sam wants everyone to vote in local elections! Geared toward middle and high school scholars, the resource explores voter turnout and the importance of local elections. Academics participate in group discussion, complete...
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History Detectives: Voting Rights in Mississippi, 1964

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Promises made and promise broken. Spies and activists. Voting rights in Mississippi are the focus of a lesson that has class members research the history of the struggle in Mississippi. Learners take on the role of voting rights...
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How to Become President of the U.S. Poster Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
While they may not be old enough to vote in a national election, youngsters can learn about the political process that details how to become President of the United States. After studying an infographic that outlines the steps, class...
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Voting Rights History Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An 11-question online quiz permits young historians to check their knowledge of the history of voting rights in the United States. After reading a short introduction, individuals click through the questions that test their knowledge of...
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Should We Make Voting Mandatory? | America From Scratch

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The question in this episode of the PBS series "America From Scratch" series is whether voting in the United States should be mandatory. After listening to varying points of view on the question, viewers are asked to cast their own vote...
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Should the U.S. Require Half Its Government to Be Female? | America From Scratch

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
If you had the opportunity to change the format of the United States government, what changes would you make? That is the question asked by PBS's "America From Scratch" series. Would you require that half of the government be female?...
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Should 12-Year-Olds Be Allowed to Vote? | America From Scratch

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"The America From Scratch" series asks viewers to consider what they would change about the United States government if the Constitution were to redrafted, drawn again from scratch. In this episode, the narrator questions adults and...
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Election Day: Improving Elections in the United States

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A clip from the documentary Election Day launches a study of the challenges faced by voters in the 2004 presidential election. The first clip, "Voter Registration in Ohio," focuses on the experiences of several would-be voters at a...
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Taking Ownership of the Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The work of building and maintaining a democracy is, in the words of Justice William Hastie, "never finished." To better understand what Hastie sees as an ongoing building process, class members listen to a seven-minute podcast about two...
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The Legacies of Reconstruction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The final lesson in the seven-resource Reconstruction Era collection examines the legacies of Reconstruction. Class members investigate why the period has been called an "unfinished revolution," "a splendid failure," and "the second...
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A Contested History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Memories of and interpretations of history change—that's the key takeaway from a lesson that has young historians compare the story of the Reconstruction Era as told by the historians of the Dunning School to the view of scholars today...
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Violence and Backlash

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Revolution and counterrevolution. Protest and counter-protest. Collaborators and bystanders. The focus of the fifth resource in the Reconstruction Era and Fragility of Democracy series is on the political violence that followed Radical...
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Interracial Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Radical Reconstruction, the 10-year period referred to after Congress passed the Reconstruction Act of 1867, saw the establishment of manhood suffrage, men voting without any racial qualifications. Southern states also rewrote their...
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Civic Knowledge and Action in AP U.S. Government and Politics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Vote, it's your civic duty! The high school instructional activity focuses on voter turnout and civic participation with a series of activities. Young scholars analyze data to discover voter turnout trends, complete worksheets, and...
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The World the War Made

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The United States Civil War forced Northern and Southern societies, as well as the people who made up those societies, to reconstruct their vision of themselves and their identities. A series of video-based web lessons look at the great...
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The Audacity of a Vote: Susan B. Anthony’s Arrest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Susan B. Anthony's speech "Is It a Crime for Women to Vote?" takes center stage in a lesson that asks class members to consider how they might respond to what they consider an unjust law. Groups work through the speech paragraph by...
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Voting Discrimination and the Effects of Shelby County v. Holder

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Show students that every vote counts as they debate the federal government 's role in protecting voting rights in historically racially discriminated areas. In the Supreme Court case Shelby County v. Holder, the high court found that...
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Should Your State Modify Its Voter Registration Laws and Methods for Submitting a Ballot?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is the balance between democracy and security? Using articles and videos that examine state voting procedures, learners explore the difficult question. After looking at voting regulations in their state and nationally, they consider...
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Should States Shift to Mail-In Voting during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
With the coronavirus pausing many norms in American society, officials are trying to decide how to safely hold voting in the 2020 presidential election. Using curated video clips, including speeches from Congress, journalists, and...
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Stepping into Selma

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The 1964 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama voting rights marches are the focus of a lesson designed to introduce learners to people who took part in the Civil Rights Movement. Class members set into the role of one of the participants,...
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Selma in Pictures: Socratic Seminar

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Photographs from the freedom movement in Selma, Alabama serve as the basis of two Socratic Seminars. Class members prepare for the seminars by closely observing the images, form a hypothesis, and use evidence from photo to support a...
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Students Power Elections

For Students 9th - 12th
A Students Power Elections resource guide provides would-be voters with the guidance they need to become voters. Included in the packet is information about voter registration and voting, how to research candidates and ballot measures,...
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The Voting Rights Act, 1965 and Beyond

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Voting restrictions are a hot button topic. Calls for government-issued photo identification cards, cut backs to polling places, to voting hours, and restrictions on registration drives are seen by some as protection against voter fraud...
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To Vote or Not to Vote

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Voting can be easy, voting can be hard, voting is just a very important job for all citizens. A four-day plan has class members investigating why voting is so important, why the Voting rights Act of 1965 was necessary, and current...
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Civic Engagement and How Students Can Get Involved

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
There is no age limit on civic engagement. Even if your pupils are not old enough to vote, they are old enough to get involved. Show them how with a PBS lesson that underscores the importance of civic participation and models ways young...
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Write an Election Day Letter

For Teachers 9th - 12th
For some, getting to the polls to vote is no easy task. Voting may mean needing to choose between a job and civic duty. But what if Election Day was a national holiday? After reading an article about the pros and cons of designating...
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Get out the Vote Campaign

For Teachers 9th - 12th
While some of your students may be too young to vote, they can get involved in the election process by creating a nonpartisan campaign encouraging voter registration. After researching how to register to vote, class members design PSAs,...
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Elections, Money, and the First Amendment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Those who spend the most, win.  Academics read informational text, participate in group discussion, and defend campaign reforms to understand the correlation between money, the First Amendment, and election results. The resource explains...
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Winner-Take-All: The Two-Party System

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two's company, three's a crowd. High school historians learn about the Electoral College, a two-party, winner-take-all voting system in the United States. The activity explains the pros and cons of the two-party system, roadblocks for...
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Why Don’t More People in the U.S. Vote?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To vote or not to vote, that is the question. Secondary scholars explore voter turnout in the United States. The resource uses informational text, group discussion, and  a worksheet to help academics understand hindrances to voting and...
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Suppressing the Vote

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Voting rights have expanded over time, but some voters are still being suppressed. A thought-provoking resource explores the history of voter suppression in the US and efforts to remove roadblocks to voting. Young historians learn about...
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Purged From the Voter Rolls: Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Once a registered voter isn't always a registered voter. Academics explore the topic of voter registration and hindrances to remaining registered. The resource focuses on data analysis, federal voter registration law, and Supreme Court...
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Voting in Your Town

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A socially important resource focuses on voter turnout and roadblocks to voting. Scholars review resources on voting stats, watch a documentary, and participate in group discussion regarding voting in their local communities. Academics...
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Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide

For Teachers K - 12th
Strive for racial justice within your classroom community with help from an 80-page resource guide. Five modules move scholars through thoughtful, and reflective grand conversations to making a plan, then taking action. Learners write...
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Gloria Steinem’s Ancestry and Women’s Rights Movements: Lesson Plan | Finding Your Roots

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Introduce class members to Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, activist, writer, and lecturer Gloria Steinem with a PBS resource that not only investigates Steinem's ancestry but also encourages learners to trace their own.
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Teaching Guide: Exploring the Voting Rights Act of 1965

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
100 years ago the 19th Amendment was passed granting all United States citizens the right to vote. But by 1965 it was apparent that more needed to be done to ensure all citizens could cast their ballots. In 1965 Congress passed the Civil...
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Why Should Women Vote? The Suffrage Question

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
An online interactive activity asks learners to analyze a group of documents related to the women's suffrage movement and then place the documents on a timeline. The results assess users understanding of the progression of the women's...
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The Fight for Full Access to Voting Rights Continues | Carrie Chapman Catt

For Students 5th - 12th
"Hard Won, Not Done" is the big idea behind a short PBS video that celebrates the efforts of early suffragists like Carrie Chapman Catt and underscores the work that still needs to be done to ensure voting rights for all U.S. citizens.
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On This Day: 26th Amendment is passed by Congress

For Students 9th - 12th
The Twenty-sixth Amendment greatly altered voting rights in the United States. Engaging video clips explain why the amendment was created and how it has impacted voter turnout over the years. 
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On This Day: Selma, AL and "Bloody Sunday"

For Students 7th - 12th
March 7, 1965 forever changed the lives of African American activists in Selma, Alabama, when a peaceful protest turned deadly. Young academics learn about the 1965 non-violent march of African American activists that ended in the...
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Polling Place Mural

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary historians explore the history of polling stations with the creation of a mural. Academics work in small groups to create a picture of a local neighborhood and use symbols to show polling locations. Scholars also engage in...
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Vote! It's Your Right!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
An interesting lesson plan introduces the topic of voting rights and the election process with a mock election on snack foods. Academics select popular snack choices, campaign for the snack of their choice, and participate in a class...
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Vote!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils engage in a mock election to determine the lunch menu for their schools. The lesson simulates an election and gives academics an opportunity to create a campaign, as well as participate in the voting process. The role-play...
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Voter Apathy Experience

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Class members are told to vote each day on an issue but are not reminded. At the end of the week, the teacher tallies the votes to see what the results are and how many students participated. Academics also engage in group discussion to...
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Voting Graphs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Voting doesn't just happen on election day. Elementary scholars vote on an idea for the classroom to understand how the voting process works and practice graphing the data. When the vote is over, academics participate in group discussion...
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Who Has the Power?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle school scholars complete a hands-on activity to understand who has the right to vote. They review multiple scenarios to determine eligibility and read outcome cards to understand how voting rights have changed over time. Young...
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Poll on Apathy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Scholars participate in a group discussion on apathy and voting rights before beginning a polling survey. They use a pre-written survey to poll people in the community on their voting habits. Once the process is complete, young...
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Vote Quotes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers use their analysis skills to interpret the meaning of several statements regarding voting in the United States. Pupils work in small groups to understand the meaning of the passages and come together to discuss their...
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Apathy Cartoon Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In informative lesson plan provides scholars with a variety of political cartoons to understand how the images convey messages or opinions. Academics work in small groups to complete the handouts that accompany the cartoons. They also...
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Voting Rights in America: Government and Your Right to Vote

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Gaining voting rights was difficult over the course of decades, but the debate over who should actually be allowed to cast a ballot remains. Scholars explore the history of the struggle, including the fifteenth and nineteenth amendments,...
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My Voice, My Voter's Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Class members may be too young to vote, but that doesn't mean their voices are silent! After researching key information, such as policies for registering to what to expect at the polls, young scholars create and present election guides...
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19th Amendment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the women's suffrage movement and the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, young historians examine documents that detail when voting rights were granted to women in various countries and when US states...
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State vs. Federal Campaigns

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Campaigns to gain voting rights for women during the 19th and 20th centuries took place on both the state and federal level. After examining primary sources that document both types of campaigns, class members debate the merits of the...
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Taking a Stand: Woman Suffrage and Protest at the White House K-8

For Teachers 1st - 8th
A class discussion opens a lesson on women suffragettes. Learners imagine they are preparing to protest for women's voting rights. Scholars create a colorful poster to hold up high when marching in front of the White House.
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Propaganda and Women's Suffrage

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Americans who backed the suffragist movement used posters to gain the support of others for their cause. Class members analyze the visual imagery and propaganda devices used in a variety of these posters. In addition, groups examine how...
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Seneca Falls and Suffrage: Teaching Women's History with Comics

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
As part of the study of women's history, young scholars examine Chester Comix's strips about the Seneca Falls Convention and four 19th century leaders in the struggle for equal rights. After researching other elements of the Suffrage...
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Susan B. Anthony: She's Worth a Mint!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
A instructional activity all about Susan B. Anthony showcases the Civil Rights leader's contributions towards equality. A Susan B. Anthony coin sparks engagement. Scholars take part in a discussion that sheds light on what being an agent...
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US History and Government Examination: June 2011

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Those who lived during the Great Depression could clearly draw a line between the roaring 1920s and the desolation of the following decade. Class members examine these two periods and compare them using an essay question prompt and...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 8

For Teachers 11th Standards
Using the resource, pupils consider how the author structures her argument in "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton." Scholars complete a written response to identify one of Cady Stanton's claims and analyze how she uses reasoning and...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 7

For Teachers 11th Standards
Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks ... many inspirational women have paved the way for future generations, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton is no exception. Scholars continue reading and analyzing "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton."...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 6

For Teachers 11th Standards
How did the women's rights movement create a ripple effect, improving the lives of future generations? Scholars read and analyze paragraphs 11-12 of "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton," in which the author emphasizes the importance of...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 5

For Teachers 11th Standards
Elizabeth Cady Stanton compares sins to monsters, using a metaphor to make a point about morality. Using the fifth of 14 lessons from the Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2 series, learners analyze paragraphs 8-10 of "An Address by Elizabeth...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 4

For Teachers 11th Standards
How does style contribute to the power and persuasiveness of a speech? With the question in mind, scholars continue reading "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton." They complete a Rhetorical Impact Tracking Tool to guide them in their...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 3

For Teachers 11th Standards
What is the distinction between rights and equality? Scholars continue their analysis of "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton" using the third instructional activity from the 14-part Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2 series. Pupils complete...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 2

For Teachers 11th Standards
How did Elizabeth Cady Stanton advocate for the rights of women? Pupils consider the question as they continue reading "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton." They complete a Quick Write, analyzing how satire and sarcasm advance the...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 1

For Teachers 11th Standards
How did Elizabeth Cady Stanton use rhetoric to convince others of her views? Scholars begin reading "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton," which argues that women should have voting rights. Pupils complete a Quick Write to analyze how...
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Voter Mobilization in Texas

For Students 4th - 12th
Henry B. Gonzalez, José Luis Guttierez, and Willie Velasquez are the focus of a video that spotlights the contributions the three individuals made for the Chicano population. Actual footage alongside passionate interviews from family...
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Latinos at the Ballot Box

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Latinx people have had a profound effect on voting patterns, going back to the 1950s. Using video clips from the PBS series "Latino Americans," scholars work to assemble a timeline of the interesting history. Then, pupils consider the...
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Women's Suffrage Movement

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Women gained the right to vote in the twentieth century, but the fight for equality dates back centuries. Using an invitation to an 1874 suffrage convention, eager historians consider the motivations behind supporters of the suffrage...
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Voting Machines

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does technology always mean advancement? Scholars take a close look at the use of voting machines. Does using a machine make voting more effective? Readers consider the advantages and disadvantages of the current voting process. They...
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Voting Age

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Voting Rights since the Fifteenth Amendment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What does it mean to have the right to vote? To what extent have interpretations of the Fifteenth Amendment changed over time? Young historians examine and analyze primary source documents, an interactive website, and historical analysis...
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Civil Rights

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Informational text about the Civil Rights Movement challenges young historians to prove their reading comprehension skills with six multiple choice questions. After answers are submitted a new screen displays a score, answers—correct and...
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White v. Regester

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One vote doesn't really matter, right? Class members investigate the concept of voter rights and restrictions using the 1973 Supreme Court case White v. Regester. They view a short video and work in pairs to analyze how people create...
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A Documents-Based Lesson on the Voting Rights Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did the Voting Rights Act affect the daily lives of American citizens? A document-based instructional activity developed by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating committee (SNCC) presents a case study of the impact of the Voting...
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Making First Vote Your Vote: Designing a Schoolwide Election

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Encourage pupils to design an election plan for the entire school. They participate in a Board of Elections, create polling rules, discuss election controversies, write questions about the issues, run the election through an online...
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The Electoral College

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Put the Electoral College into perspective with a simulation of an election. Scholars experience an electoral vote, participate during in-depth discussion on the topic, and engage in a Congressional Committee where they learn about the...
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Human Rights and Service Learning (Part 1)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What better way is there to teach about human rights than by seeing them firsthand? Introduce your class or club to the spirit of service through a myriad of service project ideas. First in a series of human rights instructional...
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Writing an Opinion Requiring Voting

For Students 5th Standards
Challenge writers to compose an essay detailing their stance on, and the history of, voting. Three assignments, each broken down into three parts, requires fifth graders to take notes, read and complete charts, write paragraphs, compare...
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How Do I Pre-Register and Vote in North Carolina?

For Students 8th - 12th
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...
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Get Out the Vote!

For Teachers 8th - 12th
What better way to have a class learn about get out the vote campaigns than by having them create one themselves? After introducing get out the vote efforts and why they exist through videos, articles, and discussion questions, the...
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North Carolinians Take a Stand on Ratification of the 19th Amendment

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The fight to pass the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that guaranteed women the right to vote was contentious and divisive. Many states refused to ratify the amendment, initially proposed in 1878. Class members examine documents...
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Voting: It's Not a Spectator Sport!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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,...
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Constitution in the Classroom: The Right to Vote

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The system of checks and balances is integral to the functionality of the United States government. Learn more about the ways the three branches of the government work together—and about the limitations of their power—with an informative...
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Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Know your rights! A social studies resource features lecture notes and review questions that focus on rights guaranteed to American citizens by Constitutional amendments. Additionally, it connects modern-day issues and court cases to the...
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Women's Suffrage for Grades 1–2

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Scholars take part in a grand conversation after they examine facts and stories about the Women's Suffrage Movement. Eight discussion questions bring light to influential women, the importance of voting, citizenship, and voting rights.
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Suffrage Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Has life changed for American women in the last century, or are there common themes between the lives of 21st century women and the struggle of suffragettes from the 1910s? Explore the ways media reflects the position of women in the...
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Chapter Five Worksheet Civil Rights

For Students 8th - 12th
Finish a unit on equal rights in American history with a 25-question assessment. Focusing on the legal and social history of discrimination in the United States, the activity challenges learners to differentiate between the implications...
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General Election Activity Booklet

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
It's never too early to practice smart voting! Gain practice voting in a general election using a booklet compiled of an assortment of activities including a word search, maze, graphing, and more!         
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Voting Rights History

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Why is voting so important, anyway? Learn more about the importance of exercising a right for which so many men and women marched, fought, and legislated with an interactive timeline activity.
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A Timeline of Women's Right to Vote

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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Women's Suffrage for Grades 6–8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners study the decisions and solutions involved in winning the right to vote. After reading background information on the fight for women's suffrage, including one woman's story, and its eventual success in the United States and...
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Growing Up in a Segregated Society, 1880s–1930s

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What did segregation look like in the beginning of the 20th century? Middle and high schoolers view images of segregated areas, read passages by Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, and come to conclusions about how the influence of...
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The Impact of the Jim Crow Era on Education, 1877–1930s

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Even though American slaves were officially emancipated in 1865, the effects of slavery perpetuated throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Middle and high schoolers learn about the ways that discrimination and the Jim Crow laws...
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A Look at Virginians During Reconstruction, 1865-1877

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The transition between rebellion to reunification was not smooth after the Civil War. Young historians compare primary and secondary source documents in a study of the Reconstruction era in Virginia, noting the rights that were not...
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The 15th and 19th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Who gets to vote? Learn more about struggles for suffrage throughout United States history with a lesson based on primary source documents. Middle schoolers debate the importance of women's suffrage and African American suffrage before...
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Why Vote?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Elections are supposed to represent the will of the people. So why don't 100% of registered voters line up at the polls on Election Day? High schoolers study the last few elections and the voter turnout for each, according to race,...
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Kids Voting USA: K-2 Classroom Activities

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Address both social studies and critical reading skills with a resource dedicated to the voting process, the American democracy, and the ability to evaluate information in order to develop a stance on an issue. Each themed activity set...
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Making Your Voice Count

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Women’s Suffrage Movement

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Though the movement for Women's Suffrage stretched over several decades and across two centuries, the final few years were the most difficult hurdle in many ways. Use a document-based question writing exercise to make inferences about...
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What does the Constitution say about voting? Constitutional Amendments and the Electoral College

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of voting rights in the US, class members examine Constitutional amendments connected with voting and the role of the Electoral College in the election process.
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Jim Crow and the Fight for Civil Rights

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
The history of voting rights in America has always been rocky, especially in the time period after the Civil War. Learn about the ways that Jim Crow laws affected the voting rights of African Americans with a lesson featuring primary...
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Electoral College

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
A presidential election is a lot like the 2004 World Series, and it's also a lot like choosing an orange in a paper bag. Apply the process of the electoral college to these two analogies with a set of lessons about government...
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Teach the Vote

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why is voting important? A social studies unit presents a non-partisan approach to the importance of voting, to voting laws and procedures, and to resources that voters need to become informed voters.
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Fights, Freedom, and Fraud: Voting Rights in the Reconstruction Era

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of post Civil War era, young historians investigate the changes in voting rights during the Reconstruction Era (1863-1876), the fraud involved in the Hayes-Tilden presidential election of 1876, and efforts by Pap...
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American History Impact of the Women’s Movement

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Take a look at important images that depict the women's suffrage movement, the support for the Equal Rights Amendment, and wage equity for women over the last two centuries. As class members work through a lesson on primary source...
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One Kid, One Vote

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Learn about why the citizens of Washington, D.C. feel unrepresented in Congress with an article about D.C voting rights. Individuals read about the movement toward congressional representation in Washington, D.C., before answering...
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Voting Rights for Alabama Women

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What were the arguments put forth by those who opposed the 19th Amendment? For those in favor? Class members examine primary source materials that illustrate the intense debate in Alabama about women's suffrage.
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Teaching Elections in Washington State

For Students K - 12th Standards
Prepare even our youngest citizens to participate in the democratic process with this powerful packet of materials. Kids consider what it means to be a good citizen, examine voter qualifications, investigate initiatives and referenda,...
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Voting Rights

For Students 5th - 8th
So you think you can vote? To test their knowledge of the various changes in US voting rights, class members read the profiles of several characters and must indicate whether or not that person would be able to vote during the year...
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Becoming a Voter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the requirements to register to vote in the United States? Young citizens evaluate this process by working with handouts, informational texts, discussion, and research, as well as complete a sample voter registration form.
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African American Voting Rights and the North Carolina Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
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.
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Voting Rights Speech Before Congress

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Is your class studying civil rights? Consider taking a look at President Lyndon B. Johnson's voting rights speech. This resource includes an abridged version and three related questions. Pupils consider Johnson's use of language and the...
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Selma - Montgomery March

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In 1965, only 300 out of 14,000 African American citizens were registered to vote in the sleepy town of Selma, Alabama. The Dallas County Voters League and Martin Luther King Jr. lead marches designed to protest the ridiculous tests...
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Voting Rights Act of 1965

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If African Americans were given the right to vote after the Civil War (in 1865), why were they still fighting for it in 1965? Change can be difficult to accept, and many people were still angered at the rights African Americans gained...
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Voting

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars read about voting rights and compulsory voting in democracies. For this voting rights lesson plan, young scholars analyze the reasons for supporting and opposing compulsory voting and discuss whether compulsory voting is...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Celebrating the 19th Amendment

For Students 10th - 12th
Eighty-eight years after women earned the right to vote, a women ran for president. Young analysts consider the role women play in politics, how they are portrayed, the standards they are held to, and if they are still treated unfairly...
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Jacksonian America and the Indian Removal Act of 1830

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners utilize primary sources to explore the national climate concerning Native American Indians during the Andrew Jackson administration. They are presented with opinions for and against the Indian Removial Act of 1830 as they...
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Rights in Early America

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Get your historians to hop into someone else's 18th century shoes with a simulation on rights in early America. Each individual gets an identity card, indicating their race, gender, and status (slave or free). Areas around the room are...
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Social Movements and Constitutional Change: Women's Suffrage

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The class analyzes a series of documents intended to show the events that lead to women gaining the right to vote. They play a Tic-Tac-Toe style game, make a time line with sequencing cards, and review the 4 steps of social change....
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Citizenship and Elections: The Importance of a Ballot

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Approximately 58 prcent of those eligible voted in the 2016 US Presidential election. In an attempt to impress upon learners the importance of voting and voting rights, class members examine primary source documents related to the...
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Barack Obama Biography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
�Yes, we can!� To �yes, he did!� This five-minute video, produced by the Obama Exploratory Committee, takes a sympathetic look at Barack Obama's life, from his childhood to his political life and run for the presidency.
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Women Get the Vote!

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students research the history of United States voting rights to describe and analyze why voting rights and responsibilities are important. They investigate famous suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and then create a "wanted" poster and...
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Who Can Vote? Chart

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students become familiar with historic and contemporary issues connected to voting rights around the world. They research the voting rights history of their country and then compare information about voting rights in at least three...
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Race and Voting in the Segregated South

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the history of African American voting rights. In this voting rights lesson, students listen to a lecture on African American voting rights between the years 1890 and 1965. Students respond to discussion questions...
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Why Vote? A Public Awareness Campaign

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine the structure of local government and determine why citizens vote. In this civics lesson, students listen to a lecture about the structure of local government and then encourage others to exercise their right to vote.
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What are the 13th,14th, and 15th Amendments?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments are outlined in this PowerPoint. Each amendment is noted on its own slide, with a summary of its purpose and important sections of the actual document. Tip: Have students choose an amendment and write...
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Qualifying to Vote Under Jim Crow

For Students 8th - 12th
In this African-American history lesson, students draw concept maps that feature what they know about Jim Crow Laws prior to responding to 6 short answer questions about the laws.
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Democracy Class

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the voting process.  In this democracy activity, students watch a video about the history of voting rights, discuss voting concerns of young voters, learn how to register to vote and hold a mock election.
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Election Connection

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the impact of exercising voting rights. In this election lesson plan, 8th graders research the importance of voting and use technology tools to share their findings about national, state, and local election campaigns.
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Voting Rights

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine American voting rights. In this suffrage lesson, 8th graders analyze excerpts from the Alabama Literacy Test that was used in 1965 to limit African American voting. Students read the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments...
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Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders study the American Civil Rights Movement. In this social justice activity, 9th graders read "Making History," and discuss the decision in the Brown v. Board of Education case. Students then take the provided Civil Rights test.
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How Women Got the Vote: The Story of Carrie Lane Chapman Catt

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students participate in a simulation and compare and contrast the arguments for and against womens' right to vote. For this civil rights lesson, students simulate disenfranchisement of women by allowing only half of the class to vote on...
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The Road to Citizenship

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the job of a citizen.  In this civics lesson, 11th graders create a human timeline discussing the different groups that struggled with voting rights.  Students research these groups and present their findings to...
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Nonviolence as a Tool for Change Lesson 1

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students examine voting rights in the South during the 1950s and 1960s. In this civil rights lesson, students examine legal rights and the opportunity to cast votes. Students research primary documents regarding the topic and share their...
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Nonviolence as a Tool for Change Lesson 2

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore nonviolent protest. In this Civil Rights lesson, students read the essay "Nonviolence and Racial Justice." Students present the information they gleaned from the essay to their classmates in order to consider how...
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Our Constitutional Connection Lesson 3: To Vote Or Not To Vote? That is the Question!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students design colorful posters to "get out and vote" after studying the three amendments to the US Constitution that extend voting rights. They analyze the importance of voting to a healthy democracy.
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Know Your Rights: Lesson 8 of 16

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write a petition about an issue at their school. In this 19th Amendment lesson, students discuss the 19th Amendment, and create a timeline of the women's rights movement. 
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CRM and Political Issues

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the impact of the American Civil Rights Movement. For this 20th century American history lesson, 9th graders watch "A Time for Justice," and listen to a voting rights speech delivered by President Johnson. Students...
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Women's Right to Vote

For Students 9th - 12th
In this voting rights instructional activity, students read instructor-assigned pages about the Supreme Court decision that women did not have the right to vote and then respond to 3 short answer questions. 
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Lesson 18: Amendments 11-27

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders take a closer look at Constitutional amendments. In this U.S. Constitution instructional activity, 12th graders explore the context of amendments 11-27, especially those that deal with voting rights. Students conduct...
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Voting

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine voting rights in the United Kingdom. For this British government lesson, students participate in classroom activities that require them to examine voting rights today and compare them with voting rights before British...
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Bang to Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the rights of British prisoners. In this current events lesson, students research the listed Web sites that include information about the British justice system and voting practices. Students discuss...
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Fight For Your Right - Leading A Revolution of Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine civil rights. In this civil rights lesson, students research human rights issues of United States history. Students then discuss their research findings and write Bill of Rights statements for the topics they researched.
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With Liberty & Justice For All

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders consider the power of taking a stand. In this democratic values lesson, 5th graders examine documents and images associated with women's suffrage, civil rights, voting rights, and abolition. Students respond to questions...
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Women's Suffrage - Honor a Suffragist

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students consider how the Suffrage Movement impacted women. In this women's rights lesson, students visit selected websites to discover information about suffrage and suffragists. Students conduct further research on the suffragist of...
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Who is Allowed to Vote?

For Students 8th - 12th
In this voting rights review worksheet, students respond to 10 true or false questions regarding voting laws of the United Kingdom.
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Voting Rights: Convicted Felons

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the state right to revoke the voting privileges of convicted felons. In this voting rights lesson, students read an article and respond to discussion questions about the voting rights of felons.
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Exercise on Women's Suffrage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine suffrage movements. In this women's rights lesson, students discuss strategies that American women employed to gain the right to vote. High schoolers then suggest strategies for women in other countries fighting...
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Who Could Vote in Maryland in 1776?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this voting rights worksheet, students examine 4 images and identify the individuals who would have been able to vote in 1776 in Maryland.
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Voter Turnout

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze statistics on voter registration and turnout. In this voting rights instructional activity, students use data to create graphs and charts in Excel. Students present and interpret graphs and write a response that...
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Suffragists and Their Tactics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars research the fight for voting rights. In this women's history lesson plan, students analyze primary sources to develop an understanding of the strategies employed by the suffragists to gain voting rights.
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What is Suffrage? Understanding the Right to Vote

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students discover one of the restrictions forced on women of the early 1900s. In this civil rights lesson, students investigate suffrage and why women were not allowed to vote in the early twentieth century. Students create a mock...
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Voting Then and Now

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the impact of the Voting Rights Act as they examine voting practices today. In this voting lesson, students research details regarding the Voting Rights Act and then read a handout regarding voting data from the early...
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Universal Suffrage

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore concept of suffrage. In this voting rights lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that excludes girls from voting. Students discuss gender issues and write essays regarding the restriction of voting rights.
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How Women Won the Right to Vote

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students consider how women gained the right to vote in America. In this suffrage instructional activity, students investigate major events of the suffrage movement and conduct research. Students also role play petitioning to President...
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Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze the text of the "Four Freedoms" speech. In this voting rights instructional activity, students read the Franklin D. Roosevelt speech, respond to questions regarding it, and determine the effect it had on voting rights...
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Voices: Voting Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the history of the right to vote in the United States. In this civics lesson plan, students research steps taken during the Civil Rights Movement to secure the rights of African Americans to vote.
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Suffragettes Activities

For Students 5th - 6th
In this suffragettes worksheet, students match the words about suffrage with their meanings. Students list 8 methods the suffragettes used and one peaceful method they could have used.
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Mrs. Hines- Amendment Word Search

For Students 6th - 7th
In this language arts learning exercise, students study 10 words in a word bank, then locate them in a word search puzzle. The words appear to be related to voting rights but the meaning of the title is not known.
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It is Our Right-Don't Waste It!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners explore the basic rights granted to all American citizens by the U.S. Constitution in the light of women's issues. The women's suffrage movement, the role of Susan B. Anthony, and the timeline of events on voting rights are...
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Looking for Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explain the importance of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March and the long term impact in the US of non violent civic participation.
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Taking a Stand - 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March. They view pictures reflecting their perceptions of their most important rights as citizens, write journal responses, create collages illustrating courage, and read...