To understand how the initiative, referendum, and recall provide voters with a certain amount of direct control over lawmaking and elected officials.
1 class period
This activity has four reading sections covering the following topics:
• Direct Democracy
• The Initiative
• The Referendum
Students must complete the sentences in each section by filling in spaces with the appropriate words, names, and terms from a list that is provided.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used later on as a review exercise.