Democrat and Republican Caucuses vs. Primaries

Which is better—primaries or caucuses? As part of a study of the electoral system, class members investigate the similarities and differences, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the two systems, read primary source materials that advocate for each, and then engage in a full-class debate of the question.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups investigate the system used in their state
Classroom Considerations

  • The fifth in a series of seven resources focusing on the electoral process

  • The packet includes a step-by-step plan, links to the required articles, as well as the included materials listed below

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