The Electoral College

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • 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 the Electoral College in bulleted form
  • None