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Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
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Should the Voting Age be Lowered to 16?
A Civics Education Lesson Plan

Time Needed: 2 to 4 class periods

Grade Level: 8-12

Materials Needed:
Student worksheets (Lowering the voting age handout, county government handout, budget handout, budget worksheet)

Learning Objectives:
(correlated to Tennessee State Standards for High School Government, Civics and Contemporary Issues, and Language Arts)

Students will be able to:

• Cite evidence to support analysis of a text (CI.1, CI.3, 9-10.RI.KID.1 )

• Produce a clear and coherent argument supporting or disagreeing with an issue (GC.64, 9-10.SL.PKI.4, 9-10.W.TTP.1)
• Discuss their personal opinions clearly and persuasively (9-10.SL.CC.1)

• Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric (CI.30, 9-10.RI.KID.2, 9-10.RI.CS.6, 9-10.RI.IKI.8, 9-10.SL.CC.3)
• Describe the types of services counties provide 
(CI.23)
• Identify the organization and duties of county government (GC.59)

• Simulate balancing a county budget (CI.18)

• Understand the importance of participatory citizenship on local government (CI.7, GC.28)

• Understand the role of political action committees in contributing to county government (GC.60, GC.61)
Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
3 days
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