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Civics

This exercise will have your student gain a deeper understanding of the impact of large campaign contributions on the election process and give them an opportunity to research the major donors and draw conclusions as to why the group supported that candidate.

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This activity will help your student learn about the various civil disobedience tactics used during the Civil Rights Movement and aske them to determine if any of them were ethical in order to further a just cause.

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This exercise will allow your students an opportunity to give rational to lower the voting age to 16 yrs. old and debate their view in class.

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The Constitution Center provides an interactive online game for up to four players that allows students to win cards and ultimately win the game by correctly guessing why the characters on the cards were historically denied suffrage or answering when they gained suffrage.

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Students will contemplate the difficult and often violent struggle for African-Americans to gain equal suffrage in America via the Civil Rights Movement. The instructor will play the ""A Time for Justice"" video produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center and have the students reflect on the film and answer the questions on the attached sheet.

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This exercise allows your students to understand why in America so many people don't vote and an opportunity to brainstorm how to get more participation. You will have your students brainstorm with a partner all the reasons that people in America don't vote and write them down in a shared google doc. Are any of them valid reasons? What is your view as a citizen on voting?

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Students will get an overview of the efforts of women to gain suffrage in America and then will compare the Declaration of Independence with the Seneca Falls Declaration of 1848 by Elizabeth Stanton. The lesson will conclude with the students submitting their comparison and a brief declaration of their own demanding women's suffrage.

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This is a student project to illustrate stages of expansion of voting rights.

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This will be a culminating project for your students to show political party impact by decade.

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This object will be a discussion board posting to use with political influences.

Directions to students: Your group will be assigned one of the influencers below. On a whiteboard or discussion board write down all the ways you could be influenced and form opinions on important topics, such as political party support. Be as specific as possible and be ready to share with the class.

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