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Voting Rights, The Constitution and Representative Government (Grades 6–8)

National Archives Museum

Monday, March 11, 2024 - 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. CDT

Using the Constitution, constitutional amendments, and legislation, students will explore the progression of voting rights in the United States and its impact on representative government in this 30-minute program. Additional primary source documents from the National Archives, including photographs and political cartoons, will enhance student understanding of the ways in which contemporary events and public civic engagement influence their lives today.

After registering, you will receive the Zoom connection information via email the week of the event. Participants’ cameras and microphones will be off, and participant comments will be shared only with presenters to ensure a student-friendly environment. Registration will close 24 hours before each event.

This program is a part of Civics for All of US, the national civic education initiative from the National Archives. Our interactive distance learning programs draw upon the vast holdings of the National Archives to promote the knowledge, skills, and dispositions students need for civic engagement in the 21st century. Each program is led by one of our educators located at National Archives sites, the Center for Legislative Archives, and Presidential Libraries across the country. Check for more information, including how to request a program for groups of 10 or more students.

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All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.