Drafting Board

Should the voting age be lowered to 16? Or are 16-year-olds too young to vote? The voting age has already been lowered once in our nation's history to accommodate soldiers who were "old enough to fight" but not old enough to vote. Are today's 16-year-olds in a similar position? Should they have a say in the laws and decisions that affect them? Or are they too inexperienced to weigh in? Your students will examine evidence and develop a well-supported argument that answers this question!

All the tools for using Drafting Board successfully are right here!

  • Classroom Materials: Important printable supports for you and your students
  • Teaching Guide & Tips: Advice for working with your class as they use Drafting Board
  • Concepts Activity: Drafting Board's graphic organizers, along with a fun whole-class PowerPoint quiz
  • Product Overview: Start-to-finish overview of Drafting Board (but we suggest trying Drafting Board yourself)

** UPDATE 12/10/2015: We strongly suggest that you plan to have students complete Drafting Board in a single sitting.  Please allow a minimum of 2 hours for students to finish.