Voter Apathy Experience

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Class members are told to vote each day on an issue but are not reminded. At the end of the week, the teacher tallies the votes to see what the results are and how many students participated. Academics also engage in group discussion to understand voting, and their experience with voter apathy. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils interview a family member about their voting experiences
  • Guide a group discussion on how many people remembered to vote each day and why
Classroom Considerations
  • Installment two of a six-part series
  • Order of resources does not matter
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Pros
  • Extension activity promotes democratic values
  • The activity requires a few minutes a day and is easy to incorporate into a larger unit on voting rights 
Cons
  • None