An increasing number of people are calling for an end to the Electoral College. Teach high students about the Electoral College and its origins, as well as the more contemporary movement advocating for the National Popular Vote and the interstate compact that would support it.
Felony disenfranchisement can impact elections and local laws in a variety of ways. High school students learn about felony disenfranchisement, discuss the pros and cons and whether it should remain intact.
Understanding bias and discrimination is integral to civics education because it relates to our civil rights. Students explore implicit bias and self-reflect about situations in which they have experienced or encountered everyday type of bias.
What a Black Man Wants: The 15th Amendment and the Right to Vote
One of the most outspoken proponents of the 15th Amendment was Frederick Douglass, a national leader of the abolitionist movement after escaping slavery. Students will analyze Douglass's speech, "What the Black Man Wants," and his argument for why Black men should have the right to vote.
With a steady increase among young adults who vote, help high school students explorethe role and importance of the youth vote, consider barriers to the youth vote, and propose ideas for taking action.
August 2020 marksthe centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Help high school students understand how racism played a role in Black women beingexcluded from the right to vote.
Teach middle schoolstudents about "institutionalized gender discrimination” and the impact of Title IX through the perspective of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team's lawsuit against the U.S Soccer Federation.
This lesson plan helps 8-12 grade students explore and understand the current landscape of elected officials and Presidential hopefuls andhow the 2018 midterm electionbroke records and barriers regarding diversity.
Help elementary students understandthe language of bias in our lives and ways they can make a difference by exploringletter exchanges between 9-year-old Riley Morrison and NBA player Stephen Curry about the Curry 5's.
What is implicit and explicit bias? Students learn about these termsas they reflect on examples of everyday bias in the newsand situations in which they have experienced or encountered everyday type of bias.