Voting

December 20, 2016
Quiz 1. What is the Electoral College? a) a school of higher learning, specializing in electronics b) a school of higher learning where students are taught primarily by lectures c) a voting system…
March 27, 2016
  Introduction   1.  Give students a quick quiz. The definition of voter suppression is:   a)  The practice of squeezing voters into uncomfortably small voting booths. b)  Instances when those…
June 7, 2015
Tell students that on June 4, 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered a major speech advocating the expansion of voter access. Among other policy changes, Clinton called for…
July 12, 2012
  By Marieke van Woerkom Objectives  Students will: share their associations with the term "democracy" come up with a working definition for democracy consider other forms of government…
January 6, 2010
To the Teacher: Many Americans have become aware that "the world's greatest deliberative body," the U.S. Senate, has gradually been slowed to a crawl and, at times, to a complete halt. The Senate is…
April 1, 2009
To the Teacher: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 became law during a civil rights movement that pressed for African American rights long denied and an end to whites' repressive, brutal behavior—both…
February 7, 2007
To the Teacher There is no more vital guarantee in a democracy than that each qualified voter who appears at the polls on an election day will be able to voteâ€"and that this vote will be recorded…
June 15, 2006
By Alan Shapiro   To the Teacher: A recent set of materials on this website, "What do you think about politics?," includes an excerpt from a prize-winning essay by a high school student. Her…