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36 resources with the concept the electoral vote

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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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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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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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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 Presidential Election

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Election Day worksheet, 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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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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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...
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The Electoral Process

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils 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 presidential...
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Decision Day

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners participate in a role play activity that emphasizes the theory behind the Electoral College. They form small groups of different sizes in order to present a candidate for class president. Finally, they use a map to determine the...