Why is voting not only a right but also a significant responsibility of America citizens? After researching the history and importance of voting, fifth and sixth graders of Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning created informative, eye-catching voter advocacy flyers that encouraged students of Weber State University to fulfill their civic responsibility to vote. Students' flyers include local registration information, a website reference for further information, a slogan, and colored illustration.
Students studied the chronology of voting rights in the United States and how they evolved over time. They discovered that in Ogden, Utah (2014) only 19.9% of people between the ages of 18 and 29 exercised their right to vote. 5th and 6th-grade students then created flyers for the purpose of distributing them to students throughout Weber State University's campus. These flyers encouraged the college students to vote and listed available resources to learn more information about voting in the state of Utah.
How This Project Can Be Useful
- Shows how students discovered an authentic need through their research and then determined the best way to address it
- An excellent example of students being effective leaders in their community
- Highlights a project that could be reproduced at different grade levels and in different communities
- Highlights a product that was made with simple tools
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