This The Electoral College writing prompt also includes:
Is the Electoral College the best method of electing the president of the United States? Your young historians will write a persuasive essay discussing the historical perspective of the college, pros and cons, and a final argument for or against the system.
- In order for class members to write a thoughtful and informed response to the prompt, the assignment should be administered after a complete review of the system
- Consider designing a rubric or providing more explicit writing requirements
- Handout summarizes main points about Electoral College in bulleted form