This lesson starts with a political cartoon, then leads into discussion about the Electoral College and electing the U.S. President.
The Redistricting Game provides a basic introduction to the redistricting system, allows players to explore the ways in which abuses can undermine the system, and provides information about reform initiatives – including a playable version of the Tanner Reform bill to demonstrate the ways that the system might be made more consistent with tenets of good governance. Beyond playing the game, the web site provides a wealth of information about redistricting in every state as well as providing hands-on opportunities for civic engagement and political action.
In this lesson, students apply what they learn about their state’s requirements for registering to vote. Students learn when and how to register, how to complete a voter registration form, and when and how to re-register.
Students learn about literacy tests by taking what they think is a pop quiz on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Students will better understand the concept of the Electoral College by participating in a mock Electoral College vote.
Students Research positions that divided the Supreme Court on voter identification case-Crawford vs. Marion County
Students review hypothetical scenarios and decide who may vote for student council president. Students review constitutional principles states must follow when deciding who can vote.