Many of the characters in Vote? are inspired by real heroes from history. Whether audiences read about these individuals before or after the show, Orlando REP encourages deeper exploration of the incredible impact they made on our country. In addition to the following activities designed for elementary, middle, and high school students, we have included character profiles for students to use for research.
Character Study Activities
Our history’s heroes have made it possible for Americans to vote in elections. This means that you too will be allowed to vote at the age of 18. As a thank you to these brave individuals, decorate and color the attached “I will VOTE!” sticker. Calculate what year you will be able to vote in your first presidential election. It is closer than you think!
Standard: VA.4.C.1.1, VA.5.O.3.1
What would happen if our heroes from history used social media? Create an Instagram feed for a character of your choice. Using primary sources, curate nine photos and upload them to a Google Slides presentation. Think about some of their greatest accomplishments or significant moments from history or their lives. What would they want to share? How would they use social media to influence others or create change? Create captions and hashtags for each image. Ideas for interesting digital content for our historic heroes include: activities, something they loved, family, places they visited, where they were born, etc.)
Standards: LAFS.4-8.W.1.3, LAFS.910.W.1.3, LAFS.1112.W.1.3
Create a playlist for one the historical heroes. What songs would help them keep going? What songs would reflect their feelings and journeys? Identify five songs and share with a classmate interested in the same character. Compare and contrast your selections.
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