The Electoral College

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Young citizens learn about the workings of the electoral system with a series of informative exercises. Activities include class simulations and role plays of congressional and electoral voting processes, in-depth discussion, plenty of engaging handouts that guide learning.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Develop writing skills by using the closing question as a persuasive essay assignment 
  • Assign a research project in which pupils investigate the history of controversial elections because of the Electoral College
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires making color-coded sheets of paper available
  • Learners would benefit from prior knowledge about the United States government 
  • The fifth resource of a six-part series
Pros

  • Provides all essential handouts and resources mentioned
  • Delivers ideas for additional activities 
  • Puts your class in a first-person scenario where they can relate to the effects of the electoral process
Cons

  • None