Electoral College (Elementary)

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Overview:

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
Subjects:
American History Across the Eras, Civics and Government
Location:
United States, North America
Time Period:
American History Across the Eras