Democracy Central: A Teacher's Guide to California's Statewide Elections (2010)

New in 2010

Full Volume (PDF)

Introduction (PDF)

I. How Women Won the Right to Vote (PDF)

What the students do: Read an article about the women's suffrage movement and develop persuasive arguments supporting women's right to vote.

II. Fight for Your Right: A History of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment (PDF)

What the students do: Explore and discuss several documents to learn about the passage of the 26th Amendment.

III. Elections and Public Policy (PDF)

What the students do: Newspaper search to find election-related articles and discuss policies/problem/issues the candidates or ballot initiatives are addressing. After researching the candidates' views and/or ballot initiatives, students determine how they would vote.