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Lesson 4: Voter ID: Voting for All? Day 2 of 2

In this two day lesson, students will research the rules governing voting and voter registration in their state. They will explore the controversy of voter ID laws through a Structured Academic Controversy exercise and articulate their position using evidence.

Skills
Persuasive Writing
Practicing Empathy
Researching
Topics
Campaigns and Elections
Democr. Foundations
Equity
Human Rights
Learning Tools
Graphic Organizer
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

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.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2

Write informative/ explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

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.

D3.4.9-12.

Refine claims and counterclaims attending to precision, significance, and knowledge conveyed through the claim while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.

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