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pdf, 1.55 MB
Constitution - Electoral College

Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning!

Aim: How is the president of the United States elected?

Included in this product:
• Title page
• Do Now: Student-centered critical thinking question - How is the president of the United States elected?
• What is the Electoral College reading passage with scaffolding questions
• Simulation/Activity: Testing out the Electoral College with a mock-Class President election
• Electoral Voting Map/Map question
• Schoolhouse Rock "I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College" scaffolding questions corresponding to lyrics {NOTE: I do not attach the lyrics in this product. They are not mine to sell! However, you can find them easily online}
• Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking question
• Two "official" class president election ballots ;)

★ NOTE: This is usually a two-day lesson with my students.

★★ Looking for the printable, pen and paper version of this resource? Find it here!
The Electoral College ASSL

Students will research and understand the structure of the electoral college, the background and weaknesses of the electoral college, the importance of the "magic" 271 number a candidate needs to get elected, and the understanding that winning the popular vote does not determine the presidency

Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary

Differentiation: cooperative {students may work in pairs/groups according to teacher's discretion for activities}; questions are scaffolded; students participate in a real-life simulation

Digital Paper provided by Ashley Hughes
Glitter clip art by Glitter Meets Glue
KG Fonts

© 2014 A Social Studies Life
For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.


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