Electoral College: Does Your Vote for President Count?

Mr. Citizen, Here’s How Little Your Vote Counts

Overview

Students work in groups to analyze an historical newspaper article then investigate  to understand the historical context of the Electoral College and consider its strengths and weaknesses. After, students continue their work together to investigate and opine on the pros and cons of the Electoral College today and possible solutions for reform.

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Grade

High School

Subjects

Civics, Social Studies

Length

80-120 minutes

Topics

elections, electoral college, Electoral College reform, guided primary source analysis, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, presidential elections, structured academic controversy, voting

Author

Primary Source Nexus

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