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Web Quest Lesson PlanIntroduction
In Unit 1 students explored several reasons why they should read. In this lesson, they will learn how reading can affect their future.
Students will explore The Democracy Project by PBS Kids Go (http://pbskids.org/democracy/). Students will begin by reading about how government directly affects their lives. Next they will learn about the voting process. Finally they will role-play an exercise that asks them to be “President for a Day.” Students will print out and turn in their Future Voter Card, a mock newspaper article that explains what happened on the day they were “President,” as well as answer questions about the experience.
Questions and Possible Answers
1. List three ways that the government plays a role in your everyday life.
2. Do you think it is important to vote? Why or why not?
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