Election Day 2010
Exercise Your Right to VOTE
Sometimes we need to remind our students, children and grandchildren that not everyone had the right to vote in this country when it was founded. Originally the right to vote was a privilege given only to white men wealthy enough to own land. Men and women fought for the right to vote for all citizens regardless of race, religion and gender.
Our Grandmothers and/or Great-grandmothers who lived 90 years ago were the first group of woman able to vote. It was not until 1920 that women were granted the right to go the polls and vote. Search in Discovery under “Suffrage” and take some time to see how these women fought for all woman to vote. So, refresh my memory, why are not all woman voting this year? Why exactly? Carpool duties? Work? Your vote doesn’t matter? Raining? I hope not.
If you have children, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren, take at least one of them with you to model how easy it is to vote and discuss that it is a right for all American citizens. As adults we must model how important it is to go out and vote.
View the Discovery Video “The Almost Painless Guide:Election Process”. You might consider showing a short segment to your students and take a minute to discuss Election Day.
HAPPY ELECTION DAY!!