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Lesson 2: Community Voting Analysis

In this lesson students will analyze the results of their community survey about voting (see homework from the Who Votes? lesson) as a basis for developing solutions to low voter turnout.

Skills
Action Planning
Community Organizing
Interpreting Data
Persuasive Writing
Topics
Campaigns and Elections
Democr. Foundations
Learning Tools
Action Plan
Data Chart
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D2.CIV.5.9-12

Evaluate citizens’ and institutions’ effectiveness in addressing social and political problems at the local, state, tribal, national, and/or international level.

D3.1.9-12

Gather relevant information from multiple sources representing a wide range of views while using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.

D4.1.9-12

Construct arguments using precise and knowledgeable claims, with evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging counterclaims and evidentiary weaknesses.

D4.7.9-12

Assess options for individual and collective action to address local, regional, and global problems by engaging in self-reflection, strategy identification, and complex causal reasoning.

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