With guided notes, students explore the evolution of voting rights in the United States through an interactive PowerPoint presentation highlighting landmark changes. They apply knowledge of voting legislation to individual scenarios through a class activity. This lesson is part of the Politics and Public Policy curriculum. The Teacher’s guide has a useful “Voting Rights: A Brief History” chart.
Students will be able to:
* identify the laws and amendments that altered U.S. voting laws
* identify obstacles to voting
* determine whether individuals living at various times in U.S. history would have been able to vote