The Minnesota Literacy Council created this curriculum with funding from ECHO (Emergency, Community, Health, and Outreach). The goal of the curriculum is to empower students to participate in the democratic system and encourage students to have a voice through civic engagement. We invite you to adapt it for your own classrooms.
This is a 1-week unit where students will become familiar with the voting system and process in the United States. They will learn what the requirements are for voting, as well as how to get involved If they are not a citizen. Key political issues will also be discussed and voted on. Intermediate Level (CASAS reading scores of 201-220).
Materials (Note: This unit requires the text, "Citizenship Now!" All other materials are included in the unit.)