Fifty years ago, 18- to 20-year-olds were guaranteed the right to vote. This teaching reso...

Teaching the 26th Amendment With The New York Times – The New York Times

Fifty years ago, 18- to 20-year-olds were guaranteed the right to vote. This teaching resource uses primary sources to help students explore the history and significance of this important expansion of voting rights.Note to our audience: Most of our Lessons of the Day include warm-up activities, critical thinking questions and going-further activities that are written directly to students. Occasionally, however, we create a more in-depth exploration of a particular theme intended to inspire teachers, as we have done here. Have a look and tell us what you think! The 26th Amendment was ratified fifty years ago, on July 1, 1971. …

 

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