Slide Deck for Teachers

 

Slide 1

Elections by the Numbers

 

Slide 2

Inquiry Question

How does youth voting compare to that of other age groups?

 

Slide 3

Minds On

Trends

What are some trends in our school or community?

 

Slide 4

Minds On

Trends

Do you think there are different trends for different age groups? Why?

 

Slide 5

Minds On

Trends

How do you know if something is on its way out, or on its way in?

 

Slide 6

Minds On

Trends

How could you track these trends in a more precise or mathematical way?

 

Slide 7

Minds On

Voting Trends

What do you think could be some trends in voting behaviour?

Do you think there are different voting trends for different age groups? Why?

How might you compare voting trends for different age groups?

 

Slide 8

Activity

Analyze a graph

What information is included in the graph?

What information is not included?

What can we observe in the graph?

What can we conclude from this graph?

 

Slide 9

Activity

Voter Turnout at Federal Elections, 1867–2015

https://electionsanddemocracy.ca/graph-voter-turnout-federal-elections-1867-2015

 

Slide 10

Activity

You will need:

A partner or small group

Chart paper or whiteboard

Markers

Data Table: Voter Turnout by Age Group – 2011 and 2015

 

Slide 11

Activity

Create a visual response to the inquiry question: How does youth voting compare to that of other age groups?

What does this data show?

How can you effectively represent it?

 

Slide 12

Activity

Create any kind of graph, chart, image, infographic, etc.

Show us your best idea!

 

Slide 13

Consolidation

Sharing your ideas

How did you address the question: How does youth voting compare to that of other age groups?

What information did you choose to include or exclude?

 

Slide 14

Consolidation

Elections Canada Infographic: Voter Turnout 2011–2015

What is the same between this infographic and the concept you created? What is different?

What do you wonder now?

 

 

Slide 15

Consolidation

Elections Canada Infographic: Voter Turnout 2011–2015

https://electionsanddemocracy.ca/infographic-voter-turnout-2011-2015

 

Slide 16

Consolidation

Sharing your ideas

How would you answer this question now: How does youth voting compare to that of other age groups?

 

Slide 17

Consolidation

Reflection

What is interesting or important to you about the data on youth voting?
    - Explain your thinking.

Make a prediction about an election 10 years from now. Do you think voting among 18-24 year-olds will increase, decrease or stay the same?
    - Explain your thinking.