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Many of you know that we homeschool, so I thought I’d share some plans I gathered as we worked through government and learning about the Electoral College and the Election process. No matter what party affiliation you have, knowing how things were set up at the founding of our nation and seeing how they work today is a great lesson for us all.
Step away from the negativity everywhere and use this time as a teaching moment.
Free Lesson Plans and Resources
The Electoral College and the Constitution – from CSPAN Classroom
The Electoral College – from Congress for Kids
US Government 12 Week Course – from Oklahoma Homeschoolers
How We Elect a President: The Electoral College (Grades 10–12) – from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Electoral College Map – from Education.com
Electoral College For Kids – from Layer of Learning
Free Printable Election Coloring Map – from Urban Bliss Life
School House Rocks is the place to start for a fun and memorable approach:
Electoral College System? Civics in a Minute – from Take Part
Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained – from TED-Ed
Do You Understand the Electoral College? – from PragerU
The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College – from PragerU
How the Electoral College Works – CGP Grey