Electoral College (Elementary)



In this lesson, students will start with their own lives and consider the way they make choices and use this understanding to learn how the country makes its choices when electing a president. 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.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Grade Level:
3, 4, 5
American History Across the Eras, Civics and Government
United States, North America
Time Period:
American History Across the Eras