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27 resources with the concept the electoral vote

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Elections: Polling, Debates, Voting, and the Final Countdown

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Election season is a great opportunity to hone critical thinking skills in the classroom. Teach young citizens about the ins and outs of the American political system, provide information about current and historical presidential...
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Can You Hear Me Now? North Carolina's Pre-Registration Law

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that in some states your pupils can pre-register to vote? Teach the advantages to pre-registering and engage the classroom in an intriguing discussion about youth voting trends. Class members participates in a live polling...
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Exploring the Electoral College

For Students 8th - 12th
Does your vote really count? This activity helps young voters learn about the electoral college through a TED talk, a helpful handout, discussion prompts, and then a role-playing activity that has participants simulating an election on a...
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2016 Electoral College Map

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The electoral college can be confusing for citizens of any age. Clear up misconceptions with a handy printable map that details how many electoral votes are allotted to each state, as well as a history of modern elections, complete with...
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Electoral College: Does My Vote Count?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewHow can a candidate get the most votes, yet still lose the race for the presidency? This is has happened more than once in American history, including in the elections of 2000 and 2016. Using an activity for creating group notes, young...
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The Electoral College

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Young citizens learn about the workings of the electoral system with a series of informative exercises. Activities include class simulations and role plays of congressional and electoral voting processes, in-depth discussion, plenty of...
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Making First Vote Your Vote: Designing a Schoolwide Election

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Encourage pupils to design an election plan for the entire school. They participate in a Board of Elections, create polling rules, discuss election controversies, write questions about the issues, run the election through an online...
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The Electoral College

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Put the Electoral College into perspective with a simulation of an election. Scholars experience an electoral vote, participate during in-depth discussion on the topic, and engage in a Congressional Committee where they learn about the...
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Town Hall Wall: College Exam

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The college that directly affects young citizens' lives is not the university they're applying to. Learn about the Electoral College in a town hall activity in which class members debate the merits of the current system versus electing a...
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General Election Activity Booklet

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
It's never too early to practice smart voting! Gain practice voting in a general election using a booklet compiled of an assortment of activities including a word search, maze, graphing, and more!         
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The Electoral College and the Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is the purpose of the Electoral College? Is it antiquated, or does it have a place in today's political climate? High schoolers view a series of video clips as they analyze the parts of the United States Constitution that address...
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Electoral College Pros/Cons and Alternatives

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
If every vote counts, why do we need the electoral college? Middle and high schoolers study the Constitutional precedent of the electoral college, as well as its place in historical and modern elections, with an engaging social studies...
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The Great Electoral Race Kickoff

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do young people care about elections? Host a discussion about the role of young citizens in the electoral process with an engaging social studies lesson. As high schoolers read and respond to four statements about youth interest in...
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Presidential Elections and the Electoral College

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
To understand the controversy surrounding the US 2000 presidential election, class members investigate the rationale behind the Electoral Collage, the intimidation involved in the election of 1876, and the 2004 American League...
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Does Your Vote Count? The Electoral College Explained

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What exactly is the electoral college and how does it operate in a presidential election? While this can seem confusing to young citizens, help demystify this body of individuals who are designated to formally elect the president and...
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May the Best Character Win

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Running an election campaign takes money. Class groups must effectively budget money in order to design and purchase sufficient advertising aimed at procuring classmates' votes. After completing an online tutorial, they also write and...
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US Presidential Election : The Electoral College

For Teachers 6th - 10th
The purpose the electoral college and its role in the 2000 US Presidential Election is the focus of this animated video. Use this film as the basis of a class debate about the need for the electoral college.
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The Electoral Process

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the history and mechanics of the Electoral College and formulate opinions as to whether this institution should be preserved, modified or eliminated. They compare and contrast electoral and popular votes in the...
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Watching the Returns

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Elementary learners may be too young to vote, but they're not too young to be politically aware. Encourage future voters to keep track of election results during a presidential election with a handy map and lesson plan. As the polls...
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Mock Election

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here is an excellent PowerPoint presenting loads of information about the US election process. Some of the topics included in the slide show: the reasons voting is important, how to choose a candidate, how the federal, state, and local...
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Let the Campaign Begin

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students differentiate between positive and negative personal attributes and select a fictional character for nomination who personifies the qualities of a good leader. They use the Internet to learn about the election process and write...
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The Presidential Election

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Election Day learning exercise, students shade in states on a map which were won by each candidate. Each candidate is designated a specific identifying color. Students complete the electoral map.
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Popular Votes vs. Electoral Votes

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore popular votes and electoral votes. In this voting lesson, students investigate the difference between popular votes and electoral votes. Students hold their own election where students vote on types of brownies.
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May the Best Character Win

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students perform an oral presentation about the strategies they have been taught about a campaign. In this campaign lesson plan, students learn about the financial aspect of a campaign, the difference between the popular and electoral...