Teacher Guide for an "Inquiry Leading to Understanding" Project

Voter Research

By Staci Carney, Andrew Wren
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"How do people make choices about complex and important issues?"
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Overview

Grade Level: 11

Curriculum Areas:
Focus: English/Language Arts
Secondary: History/Social Science

Topic:
Informed Voting

Themes:
Choices, Research, Voting

Duration:
Two to Three Weeks
Summary
Students will work in small groups to research specific issues or candidates for upcoming election

Rationale
Voting is one of the most important responsibities that citizens have in a democracy. This project is a stepping stone toward making informed voters. Students will use researching and critical thinking skills to evaluate political issues and share their knowledge and views with other classmates.