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May 21

posted May 21, 2013, 7:05 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated May 21, 2013, 9:43 AM ]
Day 73--

Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?How will I  accomplish this task?  How will I show that I have done this?How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to explain how the legislation during the 1960s tried to ensure voting rights for all. I will use information from the textbook to learn about acts of Congress that attempted to put voting guarantees into practice.  I will watch a short movie, then complete a series of questions from a worksheet.This is a formative assessment; it won't have a direct impact on my course grade, but it will help prepare me for the summative assessment on this unit. 

Today we'll look at how the federal government has tried to deal with past issues of discrimination in the way states allowed voting to take place. Before getting into the reading, we'll watch part of a movie about the movement to help register to vote : Voter Registration

Then, as you read the short passage (138-140) find the answers to the questions in the Chapter 6.3 Suffrage and Civil Rights handout. You'll find it as a READ-ONLY copy, so make a copy you can type in, or get a paper copy if you like. 

If you finish before class ends, you might move on to tonight's assignment (Non-Voting: 141-144, Questions 2-5), or work on your final written assessment, due May 31st.
If you want to get a head start on your final written assessment for the class, you could tackle the first part using information we've been talking about in class:

  Political parties: Do you think you'll join one? Do you already consider yourself aligned with one? If so, why? If not, why not? How did –or will—you choose a party?

These links might help you:
With adjustments to due dates, here's what we're looking at for the end of the year --
#8) Non-Voting (6.4)  Was due 5/21; Now due 5/22
#9) Voter Behavior (6.5) Was in class 5/21; Now in class 5/23
#10) Elections (7.2) Was due 5/22; Now due 5/28
#11) Money and the Election Process (7.3) In-class 5/28; no change