Vital Results Standards for
Lesson 9
Theme: Voter Registration - I Can Register Students Too!

State Vital Results Standards to which this lesson relates:

Communications
Reading Comprehension

1.3 Students read for meaning, demonstrating both initial understanding and personal response to what is read. This is evident when students:
1.3.g. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate texts produced for a wide range of purposes and audiences, including their cultural, political, and aesthetic contexts.

Writing Dimensions
1.5 Students draft, revise, edit, and critique written products so that final drafts are appropriate in terms of the following dimensions:
Purpose -- Intent is established and maintained within a given piece of writing.
Organization -- The writing demonstrates order and coherence.
Details -- The details contribute to development of ideas and information, evoke images, or otherwise elaborate on or clarify the content of the writing.
Voice or Tone -- An appropriate voice or tone is established and maintained.

Reports
1.8 In written reports, students organize and convey information and ideas accurately and effectively. This is evident when students:
1.8.f. Organize information gathered through reading, interviews, questionnaires, and experiments so that a reader can easily understand what is being conveyed;
1.8.g. Establish an authoritative stance on a subject, and appropriately identify and address the reader's need to know;
1.8.h. Include appropriate facts and details, excluding extraneous and inappropriate information; and
1.8.i. Develop a controlling idea that conveys a perspective on the subject.
1.8.j. Use a variety of strategies to develop the report; and
1.8.k. Organize text in a framework appropriate to purpose, audience, and content.Persuasive Writing
1.11 In persuasive writing, students judge, propose, and persuade. This is evident when students:
1.11.e. Take an authoritative stand on a topic;
1.11.f. Support the statement with sound reasoning; and
1.11.g. Use a range of strategies to elaborate and persuade.

Information Literacy
1.18 Students use computers, telecommunications, and other tools of technology to research, to gather information and ideas, and to represent information and ideas accurately and appropriately.

Research
1.19 Students use organizational systems to obtain information from various sources (including libraries and the Internet). This is evident when students:
1.19.b. Develop an effective search strategy to satisfy their informational needs;
1.19.c. Conduct effective searches for information and ideas;
1.19.d. Evaluate information for timeliness, relevance, bias, accuracy, quality, and accessibility

Selection
1.11 Students select appropriate technologies and applications to solve problems and to communicate with an audience.

Speaking
1.11 Students use verbal and nonverbal skills to express themselves effectively. This is evident when students:
1.15.g. Assume roles in group communication tasks.

Reasoning and Problem Solving
Problem Solving Process

2.2 Students use reasoning strategies, knowledge, and common sense to solve complex problems related to all fields of knowledge. This is evident when students:
2.2.b. Use a variety of approaches to solve problems Personal Development

Teamwork
3.10 Students perform effectively on teams that set and achieve goals, conduct investigations, solve problems, and create solutions (e.g., by using consensus-building and cooperation to work toward group decisions).

Roles and Responsibilities
3.13 Students analyze their roles and responsibilities in their family, their school, and their community.

Civic and Social Responsibility
Service

4.1 Students take an active role in their community. This is evident when students:
4.1.b. Use academic skills and knowledge in real-life community situations.

Arts, Language, and Literature
Artistic Proficiency

5.28 Students use art forms to communicate, showing the ability to define and solve artistic problems with insight, reason, and technical proficiency. This is evident when students:
5.28.aa. Communicate at a basic level in dance, music, theater, and visual arts.

History and Social Sciences
Causes and Effects in Human Societies

6.1 Students examine complex webs of causes and effects in relations to events in order to generalize about the workings of human societies, and they apply their findings to problems. This is evident when students:
6.1.d. Use knowledge of change and continuity in making decisions and taking action on public issues;

Uses of Evidence and Data
6.2 Students understand the varied uses of evidence and data, and use both to make interpretations concerning public issues. This is evident when students:
6.2.c. Distinguish among fact, bias, stereotyping, generalizing, and categorizing in gathering and presenting evidence and data;
6.2.d. Find evidence to support claims; and
6.2.e. Judge credibility of sources.
6.2.f. Research and evaluate a public issue by tracing its origins, gathering and presenting data and other relevant evidence, and justifying the best resolution; Meaning of Citizenship
6.9 Students examine and debate the meaning of citizenship and act as citizens in a democratic society. This is evident when students:
6.9.a. Debate and define the rights, principles, and responsibilities of citizenship in a school, community and country.