Connecting Past and Present in Matters of Voting


FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Empowering Informed Action; Developing Empathy

COURSE DATES: October 15, October 29, November 12, 7:00 - 8:15 pm

PDPs: 5 PDPs 



What exactly does “one person, one vote” mean in the context of U.S. history? How does the Electoral College impact the weight of an individual vote? What does it mean for democracy when obstacles are constructed to interfere with access to the ballot? During this three-part webinar series, we will explore these and other questions, focusing on the institution and history that distinguishes voting in the United States. Joined by leading scholars, we will unpack the Electoral College before pivoting to hone in on the struggles and benchmarks in the expansion and contraction of voting rights for Black Americans. These sessions will examine the mechanisms of voting while also telling human stories at the intersection between race, democratic participation, and the yearning to safeguard the rights of citizenship.

Open to all K-12 educators (of particular interest to Grade 8)



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