One Person, One Vote

Grades 3-5

Group Limit: one classroom
Length: Live, interactive 1-hour program
Cost: $100 per program, discounts available for Priority and Title I School Districts

To Schedule: email education_assistant@chs.org
or call (860) 236-5621 ext. 232

Who has the right to vote in the United States? How has that changed over time? Using historical images, objects, and film, students will learn about the importance and history of voting. During this interactive program, students will hold a mock referendum and cast a vote both as a citizen and as a member of a legislative body. 

Students will be able to:

1.      Describe how the question of who has been allowed to vote has changed over time. (CT HIST 3.2, 3.4, 4.1, 5.5; CT CIV 5.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10, 4.10, 5.10; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1-3, 4.1-3, 5.1-3) 

2.      Differentiate between the types of voting done by private citizens and by government officials. (CT CIV 3.1-3, 3.6, 5.1-4; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10, 4.10, 5.10; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1-3, 4.1-3, 5.1-3)

3.      Explain the importance of voting to a democratic society. (CT CIV 3.2, 3.4, 5.2-3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1-3, 4.1-3, 5.1-3) 

This project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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