Primaries and Caucuses — How do Parties Choose a Candidate?

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How are the Democratic and Republican candidates for the US presidential election chosen? Help future voters understand this process with a plan that investigates the nominating process as well as the primary season.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Update the materials using links to the most recent election
Classroom Considerations

  • The information, drawn from the 2012 election, is dated; however, the process described by the materials has changed little. 
Pros

  • The six-page resource includes a step-by-step procedure, handouts, worksheets, and links to related resources
Cons

  • The material is dated and lacking in specifics