The Voting Rights Act, 1965 and beyond: Lesson Plan

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These classroom activities on the Voting Rights Act will help students:

  • explain why the federal government passed the Voting Rights Act
  • evaluate the impact of the Voting Rights Act
  • explain current challenges to the Voting Rights Act
  • understand new threats to voting rights
  • explore how to protect voting rights, with particular emphasis on the state where they live

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