Who Has the Power?

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Middle school scholars complete a hands-on activity to understand who has the right to vote. They review multiple scenarios to determine eligibility and read outcome cards to understand how voting rights have changed over time. Young historians also share what they learned from the experience in a group discussion. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Review voting rights in the United States before beginning the activity 
  • Have pupils interview family members about their voting experiences 
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is last of a five-part series on voting
  • Order of lesson implementation does not matter
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Pros
  • Resource allows students to understand how voting right are connected to civil rights issues
  • The lesson plan give individuals the opportunity to look at voting from multiple perspectives 
Cons
  • None