Gerrymandering: How Drawing Jagged Lines Can Impact an Election

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What is gerrymandering, and how does redrawing district lines in a presidential election give one political party advantage over another? Viewers will learn about the origin of the term gerrymandering, why political parties desire more districts to gain political power, and how they work to "pack and crack" districts according to the number of senate seats.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Illustrates process of redrawing district lines 
  • Prompts learners to consider and investigate their own district lines
Cons

  • Narration and illustrations can move quickly 
Common Core