Voting in Your Town

A socially important resource focuses on voter turnout and roadblocks to voting. Scholars review resources on voting stats, watch a documentary, and participate in group discussion regarding voting in their local communities. Academics then use the knowledge they gathered to create a final project of their choosing, such as a public service announcement or a mural to promote voter participation and citizenship. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils interview family members about voting and citizenship
  • Arrange for local voting officials to speak to the class regarding local voter turnout 
Classroom Considerations

  • Time in the computer lab should be scheduled for research
Pros

  • Opens up a discussion on citizen responsibilities 
  • Offers good skills practice for conducting research 
Cons

  • None