Should the Voting Age Be Lowered to 16?

Using this resource, students will view short C-SPAN video clips exploring the background and different arguments surrounding the question over the current voting age. This deliberation has students learn about the history of lowering the voting age and explore the question: Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

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Resource Types

Primary Sources, Media

Teaching Strategies

Debate, Analysis, Individual Work

Constitution Articles

26th Amendment