Effects of Caucuses

As part of a study of the electoral process, class members analyze the effects of the Iowa caucuses on the presidential nominations and on the eventual winner of the US 2016 election.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups investigate the results of their state's influence on the election results
Classroom Considerations

  • The seventh in a series of seven resources examining the electoral process
Pros

  • Class members are encouraged to used what they have learned in the course of the unit to predict the eventual winner of the 2016 election
Cons

  • The focus of the resource is on the 2016 Iowa Caucus results; however, the concepts are appropriate for any study of the electoral process