Why Is California so Important?—Getting into the Electoral College

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How much power does your state have in the presidential election? Young scholars investigate the mathematics of the Electoral College in the first lesson of a three-part series. The focus is on the measures of central tendency when selecting a presidential winner.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create an interdisciplinary lesson with the social studies department
  • Hold a mock election using the electoral system
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires knowledge of the electoral process
Pros

  • Includes a detailed teacher's guide to assist with planning
  • Provides ideas to assess for understanding
Cons

  • None
Common Core