Unit 14: Waging Peace - Election Monitoring

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How does a former president play a role in defending democracy? Around the world, many groups protest fair and free elections. By challenging issues such as complicated ballots and voter intimidation, the Carter Center works tirelessly to ensure free elections. The essential questions, primary source analysis, and rich historical background demonstrate how non-governmental groups maintain peace and democracy worldwide.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask your scholars to use the primary sources to evaluate the status of elections worldwide
  • Incorporate essential questions into a class discussion on how to best preserve democracy
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of the The President's Travels series, the resource is 14th out of 19
Pros

  • Unit plan contains extensive options to adapt to a variety of learners and classrooms
  • Background information and resources make the lesson options easy to use
  • The teacher can decide whether to use multiple days' worth of lessons or incorporate spot activities
Cons

  • Lessons tend to be self-promotional around the Carter legacy