The 2016 Presidential Election will be here soon! Teach your students about the electoral college as they analyze data to predict the next President of the United States!
Each student is assigned a state, and they graph its voting history over the past ten elections. Using this information, along with recent polls and opinions, students predict which candidate will win each state. Add up the electoral votes from the students' individual state predictions to get an overall class prediction.
All data for each state's voting history is included for the past ten elections. This is what your students will need to complete their graphs. Depending on time, you may choose to provide them with this information or have them research it themselves. (Provided data includes which candidate won the majority of electoral votes in each state, and what percent of the popular vote each candidate received.)
- State Assignment page for students to sign up for the state(s) they will analyze.
- Data Collection page to help students organize their data before graphing it.
- Letter to Families that describes the project and encourages them to help their children write a prediction.
- Electoral Votes Scorecard to help add up the class predictions at the end.
Snap a picture of your Class Predictions page and post it on Instagram with the tag #tpt2016election so that we can all share results!