Engage students in critical debate about the right to vote and who should be disenfranchised. This interactive lesson focuses on four case studies of groups in the United States who are currently disenfranchised in some degree. Student groups, after going through the case, debate the justification for the disenfranchisement and providing reasons to either support or disagree with the status. Lesson plan includes a lesson plan to guide the teacher, the four cases (one page summary per group along with questions for discussion), a student worksheet to record answers, and an individual student reflection prompt.
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