PBS Electoral Decoder

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Imagine being able to explore all the presidential elections from 1789-2016! Being able to examine the key events, how the states voted, and the importance of the Electoral College in each of the elections! A PBS cartogram makes all this research not only possible but easy. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Before a presidential election, have individuals use the Presidential Predictor and then have them compare the prediction to the results
  • Model for class members how to access and use the navigation buttons
Classroom Considerations
  • If the navigation buttons do not work, enlarge the browser window
  • The resource is part of the PBS Election Collection
Pros
  • The cartogram contains information for presidential elections form 1789 through 2016
  • The cartogram may be used to predict the Electoral vote for the 2020 election
Cons
  • None
Common Core