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Voting! What’s It All About?

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Voting! What’s It All About?

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Eight 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Renee Goularte

Renee Goularte

Magalia, California


National Council of Teachers of English


Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Professional Library

Podcast Episodes



Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing


Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.


Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.


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Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 5

Susan B. Anthony voted on this date in 1872, leading to her arrest.

After assigning special privileges to an arbitrarily designated group, students write about how they felt during the simulation and consider what they might be willing to do to change an unjust law.


Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 3

Today is Election Day.

Election Day is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.


Grades   5 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 26

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote in 1920.

A representative from the local chapter of the League of Women Voters is invited to talk to students about voting rights and what they can do to be active in politics.


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Co-Authoring in the Classroom: Creating an Environment for Effective Collaboration

Co-Authoring in the Classroom argues for the inclusion of co-authoring in writing instruction and provides theoretical and research background to support the value of this strategy.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

All About Elections

This episode focuses on presidential elections.


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