Activity Overview

Understanding history also means understanding the terminology around it. In this activity, students will display their understanding of key terms relating to voting rights and the election. Students will create a spider map that defines and illustrates new vocabulary. Students should be encouraged to choose terms they're unfamiliar with from a word bank.

For an extension activity, teachers can display just the visualization to their class or on a separate worksheet and have students guess which term it is. Students would be able to show off their creativity to their peers while being engaged in a challenging review activity to reinforce the main concepts from this unit.

Example Vocabulary for Voting Rights

  • Founders
  • Framers
  • Constitution
  • Constitutional Government
  • Supremacy Clause
  • Amendment
  • Ratify (Ratified, Ratification)
  • 13th Amendment
  • 14th Amendment
  • 15th Amendment
  • Poll Tax
  • Literacy Test
  • Grandfather Clause
  • Voter Suppression
  • 19th Amendment
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Voting Rights Act
  • 24th Amendment
  • 26th Amendment
  • Polling Booth
  • Ballot
  • Absentee Ballot
  • Mail-in Ballot
  • Voter Fraud

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a spider map that defines key terms for voting and the election process.

Student Instructions:

  1. In the title box, type in the term.
  2. In the description box, type the definition as it relates to voting.
  3. Create an illustration using appropriate scenes, items, and characters.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.


Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-12

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards

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