Why Don’t More People in the U.S. Vote?

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To vote or not to vote, that is the question. Secondary scholars explore voter turnout in the United States. The resource uses informational text, group discussion, and  a worksheet to help academics understand hindrances to voting and the history of voter turnout. Young historians also participate in an engaging activity that polls the voting habits of local citizens. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a class voting station and record how many pupils remember to vote each day
  • Have learners create a campaign encouraging young people to vote
Classroom Considerations
  • Additional information on voter regulation may be needed for some age levels 
Pros
  • Resource includes family and community participation
  • The lesson promotes active citizenship
Cons
  • None