Engage your students in critical viewing of election results as they are broadcasted live by news networks. This worksheet helps direct student attention to various components of the returns as they are being announced, including the control of Congress, exit poll data, and various initiatives being voted on across the country. This form can be used for any amount of time determined by the teacher for students to watch the results being reported on. With certain components of the reporting being recorded by students, it provides a great opportunity for promoting media literacy.
In addition to the student handout, included is a teacher question script to help guide discussion on the day after the election.