Repairing the Fabric of Democracy

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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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign a blog post about one of the reflective topics
  • Challenge advanced learners to think of solutions that would solve low voter turnout for certain demographics
Classroom Considerations
  • Either print out copies of materials or ensure computer and Internet access
Pros
  • Develops critical thinking skills
  • Relates concepts to relevant issues today
  • Follows national state standards
Cons
  • None