Lesson 2a: Becoming an Informed Voter (MS Spring)

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This 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 first-hand why voters need to be fully informed about ballot questions. Aligned to Common Core State Standard: RH.6-8.3

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May 2013
Excellent resources for teaching a voter’s need to be fully informed prior to casting a vote on Election Day and how to acquire the necessary information.