Lesson Plan

The Electoral College

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Put the Electoral College into perspective with a simulation of an election. Scholars experience an electoral vote, participate in an in-depth discussion on the topic, and engage in a congressional committee where they learn about the roles of members of Congress.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Extend learning by assigning a video recorded news report about the last several elections and their results, based on both the Electoral College and popular vote
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires preparation of color-coded sheets of paper before class begins
  • Includes all other resources needed
  • Pupils see firsthand the meaning of an electoral vote versus the popular vote
  • Encourages classroom collaboration
  • Builds public speaking skills
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