SS.5.CG.2.3

Analyze how the U.S. Constitution expanded civic participation over time.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Students will describe how the U.S. Constitution expanded voting rights through amendments and legislation including, but not limited to, the 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th Amendments, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 5
Strand: Civics and Government
Date Adopted or Revised: 05/24
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021070: Social Studies Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
7721016: Access Social Studies - Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.5.CG.2.AP.3: Recognize voting rights within the U.S. Constitution.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Lesson Plans

Hidden Figures Book Preview:

This is lesson #1 in the text unit series for Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. In this lesson, students will look through the book and predict the text structure. Additionally, they will begin a timeline and vocabulary chart that will be used throughout the text. This will begin the discussion of amendments and how the U.S. Constitution expanded civic participation.

In this text unit of Hidden Figures, students will explain how text features such as photos, captions, and headings contribute to the meaning of several chapters. Students will also explain how relevant details support the central idea of different sections. Throughout the text, students will determine the meaning of unknown words. Students will connect to civics by identifying civic duties and responsibilities of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson. Additionally, students will provide examples of powers given to the national government and those reserved to the states. The students will explain why the U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in the system and review previous Supreme Court rulings.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

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Voting Rights Amendments: The Voting Rights Act of 1965:

In this lesson plan, students will create and analyze a line graph to explore how the Voting Rights Act of 1965 expanded civic participation.

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Civic Participation: Expansion of Voting Rights :

In this lesson, students will analyze how the United States Constitution expanded civic participation over time. Students will make this determination by looking closely at the expansion of voting rights through the passage of the 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th Amendments and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

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Change a Law, Change History:

In this lesson plan, students will participate in a gallery walk of amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Students will illustrate and interpret the meaning of the amendments that cause major changes to the laws of the United States. 

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Amending the U.S. Constitution:

In this lesson plan, students will read and annotate information related to the process for amending the United States Constitution, specifically related to voting rights. Students will create a flow chart that shows the various methods to create amendments, and finish by reflecting on their learning process.

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Voter Turnout and the 26th Amendment:

In this lesson plan, students will graph and interpret voter turnout data to explain how the 26th Amendment expanded the opportunity for civic participation.

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Voter Turnout and the 24th Amendment:

Students will use voter turnout data to create and analyze a line graph to explain how the 24th Amendment expanded civic participation in this integrated lesson plan.

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Voter Turnout and the 19th Amendment:

Students will graph and analyze voting data to explain how the 19th Amendment expanded civic participation in this lesson plan.

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Voter Turnout and the 15th Amendment:

In this lesson plan, students will graph and analyze voting data to explain how the 15th Amendment expanded civic participation.

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Original Student Tutorials

Voting Rights Amendments: The 15th Amendment:

Learn about the history of the 15th Amendment and how it expanded civic participation in this video.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Voting Rights Amendments: The 26th Amendment:

Learn about the 26th Amendment and how it expanded the opportunity for civic participation in the United States with this short video.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Voting Rights Act of 1965:

Learn about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and how it increased the opportunity for civic participation in the United States with this short video.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Voting Rights Amendments: The 19th Amendment:

Learn about the history of the 19th Amendment and how it expanded civic participation with this short video.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Voting Rights Amendments: The 24th Amendment:

Learn how the 24th Amendment expanded the opportunity for civic participation with this short video.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Teaching Idea

Grade 5 Civics Family Guide: Standard 2:

This Grade 5 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 2 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea

STEM Civics Tutorials and Videos - Grades K-12

The Voting Rights Act of 1965:

Learn about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and how it increased the opportunity for civic participation in the United States with this short video.

Voting Rights Amendments: The 15th Amendment:

Learn about the history of the 15th Amendment and how it expanded civic participation in this video.

Voting Rights Amendments: The 19th Amendment:

Learn about the history of the 19th Amendment and how it expanded civic participation with this short video.

Voting Rights Amendments: The 24th Amendment:

Learn how the 24th Amendment expanded the opportunity for civic participation with this short video.

Voting Rights Amendments: The 26th Amendment:

Learn about the 26th Amendment and how it expanded the opportunity for civic participation in the United States with this short video.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorials

Voting Rights Amendments: The 15th Amendment:

Learn about the history of the 15th Amendment and how it expanded civic participation in this video.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Voting Rights Amendments: The 26th Amendment:

Learn about the 26th Amendment and how it expanded the opportunity for civic participation in the United States with this short video.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Voting Rights Act of 1965:

Learn about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and how it increased the opportunity for civic participation in the United States with this short video.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Voting Rights Amendments: The 19th Amendment:

Learn about the history of the 19th Amendment and how it expanded civic participation with this short video.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Voting Rights Amendments: The 24th Amendment:

Learn how the 24th Amendment expanded the opportunity for civic participation with this short video.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Teaching Idea

Grade 5 Civics Family Guide: Standard 2:

This Grade 5 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 2 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea