Electoral College

This Electoral College handout & reference also includes:

The Electoral College's role in elections is sometimes confusing and controversial. Pupils use a debate topics website to research the pros and cons of the practice to debate whether the United States should still use the Electoral College during elections. Learners also participate in an online poll to share their perspectives and see the opinions of other web users. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Pair learners who have limited English proficiency with a more fluent partner during debates and class discussions 
  • For student reference, print and display the map showing the number of electoral votes allocated to each state
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires computer and Internet access
  • Contains an extensive list of footnotes to aid in further research 
  • Pros and cons are color-coded and clearly labeled 
  • Website does not provide a comprehensive overview of the topic and additional research from outside resources is likely necessary