In this lesson plan, students will explore the impact of elections and voting on citizens at the local and state levels. They will also learn to identify the appropriate level of government and government agencies to address specific state or local problems and analyze public policy options for solving these issues.
In this lesson plan, students will learn about electing officials (President, U.S. Senators & Representatives), their roles, equal/proportional representation in Congress, and the purpose and function of the Electoral College.
In this lesson, students will learn about the origins of democratic institutions in the United States and how voting and elections play a crucial role in supporting a constitutional republic and affecting the lives of citizens.
In this lesson, students will examine Article 2 as well as the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to learn about the Electoral College and how it works. Students will then interpret maps and population data to determine the impact it has on the political process.
In this lesson plan, students will engage in a gallery walk of state ID laws in stations around the room and try to predict the voter turnout percentage based on a number of social, geographic, and political factors.
In this lesson plan, students will take notes on the history, changes, pros, and cons of the Electoral College while being guided through an interactive PowerPoint. Following reading and notetaking, students will be introduced to an activity with movement, discussion, and debate called Hop the Line. Students will engage in respectful, evidence-based dialogue to share their evidence-based views on the following topic: The Electoral College should remain the process of electing the U.S. President.
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