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Voting Rights Act of 1965 activities

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Subject Social Studies — Civics and Government, Social Studies
Grade Level Grades 6-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan


This resource consists of 3 activities and an introductory essay for students to increase their knowledge of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Using primary document sources, students will learn about the creation and ratification of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the history of the Congressional Black Caucus' on-going efforts to ensure the enforcement of the law and the reauthorization of portions that had an expiration date. Students will also learn about the power of voting in a democratic society and why it is important to protect this right for all citizens.


1 Review
very informative
very informative
August 19, 2016

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