Last week, we went to Kid Vention where our students learned about democracy and voting.
We had our students write debates and share their thoughts in front of the grade level.
We made them ballots:
And classy voting boxes:
They get to vote on the four issues until tomorrow afternoon. We're going to analyze the data next week and see whose class had the most voters :)
Here's our finalized vote:
Not a lot of votes :(
Exactly how we expected. Should lead to an interesting conversation on Monday about being passionate about issues and actually taking the time out to vote.
Students couldn't vote during learning time. They had to come before school, stay after or come in at lunch. We chose to do this because very few adults get time off to vote, we have to take the time out of our day to perform this civic duty.