Who Gets to Vote, Gr 3-5
Length of Time: 20 Minutes
Voting is both a right and a privilege in the United States. Who gets to vote has been one of the most important parts of our nation’s story. Originally, only white men who owned property were allowed to vote. The struggle to include everyone else has reflected the best and worst of our history.
How has the right to vote evolved over the course of the nation’s history?
Common Core Standards
English/Language Arts: Reading Informational Text: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI.3.7. Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
RI.4.7. Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RI.3.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
RI.4.10. and RI.5.10.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
National Geography Standards
Standard 1: How to Use Maps and Other Geographic Representations, Tools, and Technologies to Acquire, Process, and Report Information From a Spatial Perspective
Standard 17: How to Apply Geography to Interpret the Past
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
Grade 5: US History, Geography, Economics and Government
Democratic Institutions and Ideas
Responsibilities and Powers associated with federal officials