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Social Studies - U.S. Government & Citizenship
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Standard 4
Students will understand the responsibilities of citizens in the United States.
 
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  • The Economics of Voting
    Why do so many voters stay away from the polls on election day? This is a puzzle to many people interested in the well-being of our democratic system. Economists try to explain this outcome. This activity has students read a couple of articles, analyze some data in order to answer some questions about voter turn out.
  • The Mystery of the Voters Who Don't Vote
    Americans are known around the world for their love of liberty and democracy. Many Americans have fought and died to protect their system of government and way of life. Free elections are central to that system of government. Together with safeguards for protecting individual rights, free elections are the heart of American democracy. Yet many Americans do not vote. Only about half of all eligible voters vote in presidential elections, for example. This lesson plan asks and answers the question: 'Why don't more Americans vote?'

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