Lesson Plan

Compare State Voting Laws Today with Laws of the Jim Crow Era

Georgia's law S.B. 202 is at the center of a lesson plan that asks young scholars to examine what critics say are Georgia's attempts to limit voting access to Black voters. Groups then investigate the voting laws in their own state, as well as those in two other states, and compare these results to the Jim Crow voting laws of the past.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Begin the lesson by asking class members to take one of the many voting literacy tests available online
  • Post the results of the voting laws research on a voting rights themed classroom wall
  • Have the class rate the state laws from most restrictive to least
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies of the graphic organizer
  • Class members must have access to devices with internet connections
Pros
  • Includes a Google Docs version of the lesson
Cons
  • None
Common Core