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51 resources with the keyterm electoral college

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The Electoral College Activities

For Students 8th - 12th
Turn your students into informed voters with this series of worksheets about the Electoral College. Activities range from vocabulary review, studying a map of Electoral votes, answering questions about an (included) article, and...
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Sample Test: Politics, Voting & Civic Participation

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between Democrats and Republicans? What propaganda techniques do political parties use? What is the Electoral College? Here you'll find a 22-question multiple-choice assessment on the voting practices, politics,...
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The Electoral College

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Is the Electoral College the best method of electing the president of the United States? Your young historians will write a persuasive essay discussing the historical perspective of the college, pros and cons, and a final argument for or...
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The Electoral Process

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From a candidate's first declaration of intention to become president, through nominations and the campaign trail, and finally to election day, your class members will gain a general understanding of what it takes for an individual to...
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Executive Branch Worksheet

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Consider using this assessment on the executive branch of the United States Constitution to help you work backward and plan your curriculum accordingly. The worksheet covers who specifically holds the office of chief executive,...
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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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Do We Still Need the Electoral College?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
One of the most confusing aspects of any presidential election year is the role of the Electoral College. Learners read a bit about how the Electoral College works and then they hold a mock election in their classroom. They'll redraw a...
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3 Branches of Our Government

For Students 6th - 12th
This straightforward fill-in-the-blank activity could be used for a variety of purposes. Young historians are given 10 sentences about the branches of government; they fill in the blanks with terminology that is related to the United...
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The Organization of Political Parties

For Students 10th - 12th
Challenge the future world leaders in your class with this worksheet, which tests their knowledge on the organization of modern political parties. Learners can access their prior knowledge of current elections, or notes from your...
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Electoral College

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders discover how the Electoral College works. In this presidential elections lesson, 11th graders compare and contrast the Electoral College and popular vote as they participate in a classroom simulation. Students also...
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U.S. Constitution - Selecting the President

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Young scholars study how the electoral college works to select a U.S. President.  In this history lesson, students examine the U.S. Elector College methods then answer questions and write an essay that relate to the state where they live.
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Campaign Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider what it takes to win an American presidential election. In this current events lesson, students access a PBS news video about the electoral college online, watch it, and then complete activities that require them to ...
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Electoral College and Political Strategy

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students act as political strategists.  In this electoral college lesson, groups of students work together and act as a political strategist for their presidential candidate.  They explore and develop a campaign strategy and identify...
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The Electoral College

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students identify trends for different states in awarding Electoral College votes. In this American Government instructional activity, students collect voting data from the Internet on how each state's Electoral College votes were...
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Tally of the 1824 Electoral College Vote

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders study the parts of the Constitution that address presidential election. They complete a variety of activities designed to spark debate about the flaws in the Electoral College system.
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The Final Countdown

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the United States electoral college system as it applies to the 2004 presidential election. They investigate the impact of the twelve battleground states in the 2004 election and develop informative pamphlets on the...
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Majority Rules

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars color code a map of the United States and label the amount of Electoral votes each state has. In this Electoral College lesson plan, students conduct a vote of their own.
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US Presidential Election Process and the Campaign Trail

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners campaign for president. In this presidential election lesson plan, students discuss the process of electing presidents, write their own campaign songs, research a campaign train schedule, and create campaign maps.
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U. S. Constitution - Elections and Terms in Office

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore American elections and terms in office. In this U.S. government lesson, students respond to questions about voting rights. Students  then write position papers on the existence of the Electoral College.
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Federalists, the Founding Fathers and the Electoral College

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the Federalist and Anti-Federalist views of the U.S. plan for government. For this U.S. Constitution lesson, students discuss the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation as they read selected Federalist Papers....
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Electoral Process and Political Leadership

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze voting issues. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students read articles regarding the election of 1824, government in ancient Rome, and lack of voter participation. Students discuss their impressions of each of the articles.
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Elections in America

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the election process in America.  In this US Government lesson, 11th graders analyze the problems with the Electoral College.  Students research a specific state and create a state flash card in regards to the...
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Choose or Lose: The Electoral Process

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine the local and national election process. In groups, they brainstorm a list of the issues important to them and compare them to an overall list of issues present in the election. They analyze graphs and complete...
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Electoral College - Out of Date?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the procedures of the Electoral College as well as alternative proposals for electing the President of the United States. After presenting their research findings in a simulated constitutional convention, ...