The United States of Fantasy has a political system similar to our own. Their nation is divided into ten states. Each state has a set number of electoral votes according to their population from the latest census. The total number of electoral votes for all the states is one hundred. In order for a candidate to win an election, he or she must have fifty-two electoral votes. Bring the Electoral College into clarity with this original product about a new place who held an election.
Plus, once kids grasp the wonders of the Electoral College, they will be asked to write an opinion piece on whether or not we should vote in this manner. It should prove interesting to see what bright or gifted and talented kids think in this high level activity involving critical thinking. This activity is sure to engage students in possible accountable talk, too. Should we have an electoral college guide our presidential elections? What do your kids think?
Finally, add a dose of fun with a challenging logic problem about the US of Fantasy.
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