Social 30-1We did a class discussion today where everyone was given two Post It notes to write out their answers to two of the following questions:
- Should the voting age be lowered?
- Should voting be mandatory?
- Should everyone over the age of 18 be allowed to vote?
- Is the first past the post system democratic?
Next, I split you into four groups to summarize some of the viewpoints in the classroom, and then we had a whole class discussion about the issues related to these questions. Please remember that your USA-Canada Comparative Government Assignments are due on Tuesday, December 8th. You are strongly encouraged to work with a partner on this assignment.
You were encouraged to take detailed notes on the following videos from the BBC 20th Century History series: "Boom and Bust", and "FDR and the New Deal". Tomorrow, we'll talk more about the Roosevelt administration's response to the Great Depression.