Electoral College System

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Our Electoral College System lesson plan teaches students about the process used to elect the President of the United States, the Electoral College. Students learn related vocabulary and learn how this system came into place.

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Our Electoral College System lesson plan introduces students to the process used to elect the President of the United States, the Electoral College. Many people, including young students, are unclear about the process involved in electing the president. They may realize it is not based on the popular vote but are unclear as to the details about the Electoral College. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to imagine using the Electoral College System for the President of your school, explaining how it would work using the students and different homerooms as examples. Students are also asked to correctly number the steps of the Electoral College Process in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define electoral college, its related terms, and describe how it is used to elect the President of the United States.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELALiteracy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10

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