The Importance of Voting

American Eagle

Overview

Students consider the importance of voting as they analyze primary sources and the poem “One Vote” by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. They then learn more about the connection between poetry and the women’s suffrage movement. After, students may investigate a contemporary politician or activist advocating for voting rights and present their findings to the class.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Length

100-120 minutes

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Author

Academy of American Poets

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