The Right Question Institute’s “Why Vote?” Tool is used to foster a strong sense of urgency to vote. Voting is framed as a self-advocacy role students can and will want to play. Whether students can or cannot yet vote, they will:
- Understand the connection between specific public services they rely on or issues they care about and the role of elected officials
- Name for themselves the importance of voting
- Ask questions using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT)
- Explore ways (in addition to voting) that people can take action and advocate for public services they rely on or issues they care about
This lesson plan is designed to bring elements of the ‘Why Vote’ Tool into the classroom and can be used in remote, hybrid, or fully in person settings.