Polling and Public Opinion

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Polls are ubiquitous in American politics, but just how reliable and equal are they? A video-driven resource helps learners discuss the question by examining what pollsters and pundits say. Extension activities involve evaluating the differences between types of polls and creating their own. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use video clips to explore the differences between polls
  • Have class members create their own polls based on their learnings
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils must be able to view the video clips to complete the activities
Pros
  • Resource allows for real-world application
  • Videos include discussion activities to develop understanding
Cons
  • None