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Voting unit

Voting unit Overview & Purpose Educational Standards Addressed  Students will analyze primary and secondary StudentsSuffrage in America and complete Voting Read Suffrage in America and complete Voting Target from previous Target Graphic Organizer. Graphic Organizer. night: Warm-up: Take Louisiana Voter Qualification Test Students will examine Guardian ’ s How Voter Friendly is Your State?  Do any of these barriers violate the  Constitution? How do the barriers treat non-voters and cannot voters? Lecture Discuss qualifications and barriers to voting Summarize Qualifications and Barriers to voting  Role of States in Voting  Role of States in Voting o Qualifications: Citizenship, o Qualifications: Citizenship, Residence, Age, & Residence, Age, & Registration… Registration… Are these Are these barriers to voting? They barriers to voting? They are are government classifications; government classifications; are they reasonable? (Do they follow strict scrutiny?) o are they reasonable? (Do they follow strict scrutiny?) Disqualification: felons, some o Disqualification: felons, some states bar those dishonorably states bar those dishonorably discharged from military discharged from military  Role of Constitution in Voting   Major Legislation and Court cases testing  Role of Constitution in Voting Major Legislation and Court cases testing state/federal divide state/federal divide GovLab Students will Tweet summary of each amendment. (140 characters; written on board)  Listen to Fresh Air’s Dave Davies interview o f Pennsylvania State Rep Daryl Metcalfe and the controversial state voter ID initiative in Pennsylvania in advance of the 2012 elections. o Based on the expressed powers of o the Constitution to regulate elections, (pg. 154-5), are the states violating federal law? Are the states violating the principle in Baker v Carr , which states “one man, one vote?” Homework None Students will read The Voter Fraud Myth and How GOP hold on the South May Collapse " id="pdf-obj-0-4" src="pdf-obj-0-4.jpg">

Overview & Purpose

Educational Standards Addressed

Students will analyze primary and secondary

Students will analyze voter turnout.

SS.Govt.1.a

source documents, graphics, and pictures.

SS.Govt.6.f

Students will identify how many amendments

SS.Govt.6.g

extend the right to vote.

SS.Govt.17.a

Students will explain how citizenship confers full membership in the American constitutional system.

 

Key Words

alien, transient, registration, purge, poll books, literacy, suffrage, franchise, electorate, disenfranchised, poll tax, Off-year election, ballot fatigue, political efficacy, straight-ticket voting, split-ticket voting, nonvoters, cannot voters, coattail effect

Day 1

Standard Government

 

Honors Government

 

Homework

Read Suffrage in America and complete Voting

Read Suffrage in America and complete Voting Target

from previous

Target Graphic Organizer.

Graphic Organizer.

night:

Warm-up:

Take Louisiana Voter Qualification Test

Students will examine Guardians How Voter Friendly is Your State?

Do any of these barriers violate the

Constitution? How do the barriers treat non-voters and cannot voters?

Lecture

Discuss qualifications and barriers to voting

Summarize Qualifications and Barriers to voting

Role of States in Voting

Role of States in Voting

o

Qualifications: Citizenship,

o

Qualifications: Citizenship,

 

Residence, Age, &

 

Residence, Age, & Registration…

Registration… Are these

Are these barriers to voting? They

barriers to voting? They are

are government classifications;

government classifications; are they reasonable? (Do they follow strict scrutiny?)

 

o

are they reasonable? (Do they follow strict scrutiny?) Disqualification: felons, some

 

o

Disqualification: felons, some states bar those dishonorably

 

states bar those dishonorably discharged from military

 

discharged from military

Role of Constitution in Voting

Major Legislation and Court cases testing

Role of Constitution in Voting Major Legislation and Court cases testing state/federal divide

state/federal divide

GovLab

Students will Tweet summary of each amendment. (140 characters; written on board)

Listen to Fresh Air’s Dave Davies interview of Pennsylvania State Rep Daryl Metcalfe

and the controversial state voter ID initiative in Pennsylvania in advance of the 2012 elections.

o

Based on the expressed powers of

o

the Constitution to regulate elections, (pg. 154-5), are the states violating federal law? Are the states violating the principle in Baker v Carr, which states “one man, one vote?”

Homework

None

 
Day 2 Standard Government Honors Government Warm-up: Students will watch Rock the Vote’s PSA on theHistory of Voting. and Do you vote? Watch the video, Isarhythmic History of the Two Party Vote and Do you vote? Students will go through and analyze voters to see if the interviewed people are nonvoters (those who qualified to vote, but do not), a cannot voter (someone who cannot vote because of personal characteristics, or group affiliations), an unqualified voter, or a voter. Students will go through and analyze voters to see if the interviewed people are nonvoters (those who qualified to vote, but do not), a cannot voter (someone who cannot vote because of personal characteristics, or group affiliations), an unqualified voter, or a voter. Does the isarhythmic history do anything to change our perceptions on the impact of votes? Does this give any credence to reasons nonvoters give to not vote? GovLab  Using US Census Bureau’s Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008 , answer the questions on the associated worksheet. (Who votes, who doesn ’ t) Using Prezi as a starting point, you will work in small groups to create a GoogleDocs presentation of expansions and challenges of voting rights, under Milestones of National Franchise Extension. Each group has to include:  Exit Question: Why does it benefit you o The legislation or amendment to to motivate your peers to vote, based on this worksheet exercise? o Constitution that expanded suffrage Key person(s) or institution(s) that o highlighted issue The historical/cultural reasons for o the expansion The impact of the legislation o An image from the time period. Covered amendments & court cases: 15 , 19 , 24 , 26 , Baker v Carr , Hill v Stone Homework Read Texans Forced to Prove Identity . Students will identify barriers used to keep certain voters out of the polls.  Using US Census Bureau’s Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008 , answer the questions on the associated worksheet. (Who votes, who doesn ’ t) Exit Question: Why does it benefit you to motivate your peers to vote, based on this worksheet exercise? " id="pdf-obj-1-4" src="pdf-obj-1-4.jpg">

Day 2

Standard Government

Honors Government

 

Warm-up:

Students will watch Rock the Vote’s PSA on the History of Voting. and Do you vote?

Students will go through and analyze voters to see if the interviewed people are nonvoters (those who qualified to vote, but do not), a cannot voter (someone who cannot vote because of personal characteristics, or group affiliations), an unqualified voter, or a voter.

Students will go through and analyze voters to see if the interviewed people are nonvoters (those who qualified to vote, but do not), a cannot voter (someone who cannot vote because of personal characteristics, or group affiliations), an unqualified voter, or a voter.

Does the isarhythmic history do anything to change our perceptions on the impact of votes? Does this give any credence to reasons nonvoters give to not vote?

GovLab

Using US Census Bureau’s Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008, answer the questions on the associated worksheet. (Who

votes, who doesnt)

Using Prezi as a starting point, you will work in small groups to create a GoogleDocs presentation of expansions and challenges of voting rights, under Milestones of National Franchise Extension. Each group has to include:

Exit Question: Why does it benefit you

 

o

The legislation or amendment to

to motivate your peers to vote, based on this worksheet exercise?

o

Constitution that expanded suffrage Key person(s) or institution(s) that

 

o

highlighted issue The historical/cultural reasons for

o

the expansion The impact of the legislation

o

An image from the time period.

Covered amendments & court cases: 15 th , 19 th , 24 th , 26 th , Baker v Carr, Hill v Stone

Homework

Read Texans Forced to Prove Identity. Students will identify barriers used to keep certain voters out of the polls.

Using US Census Bureau’s Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008, answer the questions on the associated worksheet. (Who votes, who

doesnt) Exit Question: Why does it benefit you to motivate your peers to vote, based on this worksheet exercise?