There are so many amendments, acts, and actions taken to progress voting rights that it may seem overwhelming to students. The goal of this activity is to have them dig deep into one specific moment, whether it be women petitioning for the right to vote or the Nationality Act. Students will examine what measures were in place, how they lead to the moment in question, and the impact of that moment.
As an extension activity, students may want to create a biography poster that highlights a significant figure in the progression of voting rights. For this, students will provide a brief overview of their person, as well as the actions they took and the impact of those actions on voting rights and history.
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Objective: Create a 5 cell storyboard that outlines a major milestone in voting rights.