The Problem

This year is an election year, which means millions of American citizens will be casting their vote.  However, only those who are 18 and older are allowed to vote in federal elections.  Should the minimum voting age be lowered, or even abolished?  What are the issues involved?

Should the minimum voting age be lowered (or abolished)?

Students will review the current voting criteria, as well as arguments for and against young children being involved in politics and even voting.

Teacher Resources

Student Resources

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***Remember, these Weekly Warm-ups are just a small part of the PBL Project, and we offer exercises for your specific grade and subject area.  For a temporary password to the entire PBL Project website (, please e-mail me (Ben Bache) at and I will create one for you to review.