This paired text social studies unit focuses on helping students answer this Big Question: Why is it important to give everyone the right to vote? This unit contains two lessons and a unit assessment. Each lesson includes teacher support pages, a dictionary, a reading selection, and a variety of written and oral activities, including reading comprehension, close reading, vocabulary, and text-based writing activities. The reading selections in this unit are: Voting in America (Level T) and Why Can't I Vote If I Must Fight? (Level S). An answer key is also included.