Voter ID Laws: Tough on fraud or a plan to shut out voters?

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Learning Objective

Today I am learningabout the different voting ID laws that have been passed by different states across the United States. I will learn how these voting ID laws work, what their purpose is and what their impact is on elections and voters.

I know I understand whenI am able to explain what voting ID laws are, critically explain through writing how they work and who they affect. I know I understand when I am able to describe the intention of these laws and be able to analyze the arguments for and against these ID laws.

Students will be able toread the attached Newsela articles to analyze the different points of views, arguments and claims made by both sides of the issue presented in the text.

Learning Standard

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3
Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

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