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Understanding a Ballot, the Candidates, and the Questions
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Understanding a Ballot, the Candidates, and the Questions

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Subject Social Studies
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout, Lesson Plan

About This Lesson

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. In this lesson, the ballot for an election is introduced with in-depth information on the offices and questions to be voted upon. Students learn the qualifications, term of office, and the responsibilities for each contested office on the ballot. The definitions for an initiative, referendum, and amendment are learned and applied to ballot questions. Students learn what a yes or no vote means on each ballot question.

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HS_TR9.pdf

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HS_Lesson_3.pdf

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HS_SH11.pdf

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HS_SH12.pdf

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HS_SH15.pdf

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HS_SH16.pdf

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HS_SH17.pdf

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HS_SH18.pdf

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February 12, 2020
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5.0
1 Reviews
Good resource well organized and standard based.
Vwtheresa
June 20, 2013
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