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Handout
ProCon

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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Lesson Plan
Carolina K-12

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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Writing
DC Vote

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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PPT
Curated OER

Gilded Age Politics

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Whisk your students through the politics of the Gilded Age with this presentation, which features the contexts and characteristics of the 1880-1888 Presidential Elections. Clever political cartoons and clear, concise bullet points about...
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Classroom Law Project

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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Lesson Plan
National Park Service

The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March: Shaking the Conscience of the Nation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Travel back in time to examine how tragic events can spur positive change. Scholars explore the impact of the Selma Voting Rights March, including the tragic loss of life and the later signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Academics...
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C-SPAN

2016 Electoral College Map

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The electoral college can be confusing for citizens of any age. Clear up misconceptions with a handy printable map that details how many electoral votes are allotted to each state, as well as a history of modern elections, complete with...
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Lesson Plan
NYC Department of Records

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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Lesson Plan
City University of New York

Jim Crow and Voting Rights

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Class groups examine primary source documents to determine how the voting rights of African Americans were restricted after the failure of Reconstruction, and how African American participation in World War II lead to change.
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Lesson Plan
C-SPAN

Why Do Americans Not Vote in Elections?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In an age of inflamed politics, who votes, who doesn't vote, and why are the questions everyone is trying to answer. Pupils listen to scholars, journalists and data crunchers on voting statistics to make their own conclusions. A chart...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Lower the UK voting age?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the designs of the voting age in UK. Students relate the topic to their own legal rights to vote. Students take a quiz to poll all the answers. Students present findings to the class.
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PPT
Curated OER

The Brief American Pageant: Twenty-Three Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Detailing the Presidential elections of 1876, 1884, and 1892, this slideshow focuses on the final years of the 19th century in the United States. Additionally, slides include information on the changes in Southern plantations and growth...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Middle Ages Quiz 1

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Middle Ages quiz worksheet, students complete a 10 question quiz. Page has answers and links to additional activities.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Get Out the Vote!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss importance of voting within a democracy, and investigate reasons why people vote, and why they don't. Students then conduct survey, make hypotheses about voter motivation, and develop materials to promote voting among...
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Activity
Education World

Every Day Edit - Japan's "Coming of Age Day"

For Students 3rd - 8th
Japan's coming of age is the background for this practice sheet. Pupils correct mistakes in a short paragraph. There are errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. 
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Handout
ProCon

Drinking Age

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Eighteen is the age of adulthood in the United States, but 21 is the legal drinking age. Pupils use the provided website to determine whether the age to legally purchase and consume alcohol should be lowered. They weigh the pros and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Winning the Vote for Women

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students read and respond to the text, Mama Went to Jail for the Vote. In this literary response lesson, students are introduced to vocabulary terms and read the book. Students discuss various text-to-self connections they made to the book.
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Lesson Plan
City University of New York

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 instructional activity based on primary source documents. Middle schoolers debate the importance of women's suffrage and African American...
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PPT
Curated OER

Life in a Big Urban City in the Gilded Age

For Teachers 10th - 12th
While this presentation is not heavy in text it more than makes up for it with the telling images of life in New York at the turn of the century. Use as a supplemental lecture tool when covering immigration, tenements, Shirtwaist...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Voting Process

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Students study and participate in the voting process. In this voting process lesson, students read Duck for President and vote on class snacks. Students create posters for the class snacks and present them to the class. Students tally...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Young Voters Make A Difference

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research recent statistics on voting by those 18 to 24. They survey senior students to determine their intent to vote in the next election. Students display the data in charts and graphs. They write the results and share it with...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Community Voting Habits

For Teachers K - 5th
Students prepare a survey about voting habits in the community. Students give the survey to parents, teachers, business owners, and other voting age members of their community, and analyze the data.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Why Vote?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students design a ballot slip for student voting. They create a slogan and political brochure.

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