Electoral College (Middle School)

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Overview:

America elects its president in a complicated way. Some parts make sense while others are quite confusing. But there is a strict set of rules to follow. One can question the wisdom of this 18th century system that dictates to voters in the 21st century. The framers considered voting a privilege and an obligation and ensured that the people would have to work hard for this opportunity to participate in a republican form of government. In this lesson, students will explore how they make choices in their own lives as a way to understand this part of our political process.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Grade Level:
6, 7, 8
Subjects:
American History Across the Eras, Civics and Government
Location:
United States, North America
Time Period:
American History Across the Eras