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American Government - Grade 12 - Week Six

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12th Grade American Government

Week 6 May 11-May 15

Weekly Packet

Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • understand how voting works in the United States.

Lesson 1: Complete the IXL activity to learn about active citizenship and read one of the Newsela articles. Write a summary for what you learned
Lesson 2: Watch the videos and summarize each in three sentences. In a paragraph answer the question, do these videos connect to what you read with Newsela? Explain.

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D.1 Citizenship & Naturalization

Lesson 3: Read another Newsela article and complete the activities in the assessments section with in a 2-3 paragraph write up.
Lesson 4: Read another Newsela articles and complete the Independent Civic Action Project.
For extra practice, complete the Enrichment Activity

Independent Civic Action Project
Facts about voter suppression
After reading this article, explain whether you think voter ID/suppression is intentional to keep certain groups in our population from voting.

Enrichment Activities
Explain voter ID to your family and friends and interview them as to whether they think voter ID laws are necessary and why.

What does voting mean to you?
Should all states enforce voter ID laws?

Voter ID law: a law requiring a voter to provide proof of his or her identity as a registered voter before casting a ballot
Voter Suppression: refers to a variety of tactics aimed at lowering or suppressing the number of voters who might otherwise vote in a particular election.

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