UNDERAGE DEMOCRACY

Have a voice before you can vote! 

The templates below were made for young people by young people. They can be implemented by educators or by student leaders to engage 9th to 12th graders in deeper conversations and experiences about our democracy. 

 
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MoCK ELECTION TEMPLATE

Time: 80 minutes

This mock election isn’t your normal mock election. Students will explore the impact just a handful of votes can have on the outcome of an actual election. Along the way, students will learn about the life (and death) of a ballot measure and how we can remove barriers to exercising the right to vote. 


DEMOCRACY SCAVENGER HUNT TEMPLATE

Time: 30 minutes (in-class), 15 hours (out-of-class)

Have you been looking for democracy in all the wrong places? This scavenger hunt will give students experience in democracy small and large. From talking to a parent about their views on voting to attending a public meeting, this scavenger hunt will help young people understand where, how, and when they can create change in their communities. 

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Voting Rights TIMELINE TEMPLATE 

Time : 50 minutes 

Follow the fight for voting rights through history. The Voting Rights Timeline will move your students through each battle for enfranchisement helping them understand the hard fought battle for voting rights in the United States and Montana specifically.

 

Have ideas? Need support? Contact Kiah Abbey at kiah@forwardmontana.org.