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Civic Knowledge and Action in AP U.S. Government and Politics

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Vote, it's your civic duty! The high school lesson focuses on voter turnout and civic participation with a series of activities. Young scholars analyze data to discover voter turnout trends, complete worksheets, and participate in group discussions to understand voting in the United States. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have academics poll family members about their voting habits 
  • Arrange for a local election official to speak to the class about local voter turnout 
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson is designed for Advanced Placement (AP) classes
Pros
  • Lesson is aligned to AP Government standards 
  • Provides an answer key with the handouts for easier grading 
Cons
  • None