Spring 3-Day High School Lesson plans
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Lesson 1: Becoming a Voter Print E-mail

downloadIn this lesson, students apply their state’s requirements for registering to vote. Students learn when and how to register, how to complete a voter registration form, and when and how to reregister.

 
Lesson 2a: Becoming an Informed Voter: Preparing for the General Election Print E-mail
downloadThis lesson focuses on a voter’s need to be fully informed prior to casting a vote on Election Day and how to acquire the necessary information. Students learn what a yes or no vote or a decision to abstain means on a ballot. Students learn the definitions of amendment,initiative, and referendum. By completing the handouts for school referendums, students are given the opportunity to think critically and to learn firsthand why voters need to be fully informed about ballot questions.
 
Lesson 2b: Becoming an Informed Voter: Creating Initiatives Print E-mail

downloadThis two-part lesson focuses on a voter’s need to be fully informed prior to casting a vote on Election Day and how to acquire the necessary information. Students learn what a “yes” or “no” vote or a decision to abstain means on a ballot. Students learn the definitions ofamendmentinitiative, and referendum. By completing the handouts for school referendums, students are given the opportunity to think critically and to learn firsthand why voters need to be fully informed about ballot questions.

 
Lesson 3a: The Culminating Activity: Simulated General Election Print E-mail

downloadIn this lesson, students apply what they have learned about voting procedures and take part in a simulated election in which they role-play poll workers at a polling site. Students become familiar with polling site procedures and the mechanics of voting in their state. The lesson’s election simulation coincides with a general election for a more authentic experience. A supervisor, ideally the registrar of voters, should be in the vicinity of the voting booths to assist students who may have questions about the voting process and mechanisms.

 
Lesson 3b: The Culminating Activity: Simulated Election: Initiatives Print E-mail

downloadIn this lesson, students apply what they have learned about voting procedures and experience the processes similar to a real election polling site by role-playing poll workers with specific duties. Students become familiar with the polling site procedures and mechanics of voting in their state. Additionally, students cast their vote and assist others with voting in an environment that approximates an actual polling place. The lesson’s election simulation coincides with the actual November general election for a more authentic experience. A supervisor, ideally the registrar of voters, should be in the vicinity of the voting booths to assist students who may have questions about the voting process and mechanisms.