Active Citizenship in After School

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Active citizenship is the bedrock of any great democracy. Continue the trend by teaching the next generation about voting rights and the functions of elections in society. The variety of activities in the resource includes a human scavenger hunt, kinesthetic activities, direct and engaging activities such as using ice cream to teach about elections, and tracking a real-life election as a class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Prompt learners to analyze the results from the election after watching it in action
  • Task scholars with a video project where they discuss active citizenship throughout the activities
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires computer access
  • Some activities need extra materials
  • The resource title discusses voting in North Carolina, but the material applies to any state 
  • The first lesson in a series of six
Pros

  • Easy to differentiate and modify
  • Effectively scaffolds learning
Cons

  • Lacks direct steps if you prefer step-by-step guidance in lesson plans