As part of the study of the legislative process, class members research redistricting and gerrymandering, and the effects of these activities on law making. On day one of the two-day plan, individuals redistrict the state of Elbonia so that the Stars political party has a majority in each of the state's three districts. On day two, class members conduct a simulation in which they assume roles of House Judiciary Committee members to consider whether or not to favor a bill.
- Have class members research the districts and the redistricting proposals in their state
Some class members may need additional scaffolding to understand the connection between the two activities
- The detailed plan includes worksheets, graphics, role cards, and background information
- Additional scaffolding is needed to connect the two-day plan