Voting Rights since the Fifteenth Amendment

This Voting Rights since the Fifteenth Amendment lesson plan also includes:

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What does it mean to have the right to vote? To what extent have interpretations of the Fifteenth Amendment changed over time? Young historians examine and analyze primary source documents, an interactive website, and historical analysis using College Board questions to get at the heart of the right to vote and its connection to the Reconstruction Era.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the primary source analysis activities as a warm-up to introduce the Fifteenth Amendment
  • Create a jigsaw activity for primary source analysis practice using included materials
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members need access to computers as individuals or in small groups
Pros

  • Lesson plan is consistent with College Board expectations for the AP United States History examination
  • Interactive nature of the website engages pupil interest
Cons

  • None