Students obtain how polls are conducted. They differentiate between scientific and non-scientific poll. They analyze the role that polls play in an election.
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Cast Your Vote
In a simple but unique lesson, youngsters learn about the history of voting systems. They then collaborate in groups to develop a new honest and consistent voting method. A class-wide poll is taken, evaluating the designs of other...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Instant Polls & Live Audience Response - Poll Runner
Want to find out what people are thinking about a particular topic? Need to collect data for a project? Creating polls and getting feedback from a live audience is easy with a resource that permits researchers to select a poll type, the...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Polling and Public Opinion
Most people are eager to offer their opinions about topics of interest, but what's the most effective way to collect and assess these opinions as a matter of fact? High schoolers learn about the history of polling, as well as the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Does Racism Affect How You Vote?
What conditions support racism? What specific actions can we, as a society, take to encourage greater racial tolerance? Using polling data and sociological studies in his research, Nate Silver illustrates the effect racism can have in...
9 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable