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U.S. Government Task

The purpose of this task is to provide a student an opportunity to demonstrate competency in an important topic in the area of U.S. Government: voting rights. Components of this task are also appropriate for use with GED learners.

In this task, learners read a pro/con text to build background knowledge about felony disenfranchisement. There is a text-dependent question set to accompany each side of the argument. Learners also watch a video and listen for key information. Finally, learners write a letter to an elected official to express their opinions about this issue.