Lesson Plan

What Is the Electoral College?

In this civics lesson, your students will learn about the electoral college through first-hand experience! Then, they will write about the best way to vote using evidence to support their opinion.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to understand how the electoral college works. Students will be able to write about their opinion using evidence.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Electoral Vote
  • Show students a video that gives an overview of the electoral college and its role in the voting process. Like "What is the U.S. electoral college and how does it work?" by News Direct.
  • Explain to students that today we will be learning about how voting works in the United States of America.