Lesson Plan

The True History of Voting Rights

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Explore what voting rights really are in an intriguing lesson that explores the history of American voting. The resource examines the timeline of voting rights in the United States with group discussions, hands-on-activities, and handouts. Scholars learn a detailed history of how voting rights have been expanded over time, as well as how voters have been suppressed in the past. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask learners questions to gauge how much they understand about voting rights 
  • Discuss ways in which voter suppression is still happening 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires advanced preparation of some materials 
  • The resource includes adaptations for remote learning 
  • Lesson provides links for national voting data to reinforce information 
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