Electoral College. I've used this Electoral College activity for over a decade and it has always been a hit - especially on an election year! You are provided with a 35-slide PowerPoint that explains how the electoral college works as well as the potential flaws of the system. Students are then partnered up with the competition packet, a pair of dice, and some colored pencils to take part in an electoral college simulation.
The kids always have fun playing this and it really shows them how important it is to win the popular votes of a state to win all of the electoral votes of that particular state.
I hope you and your students have as much fun with this activity as my students and I have had over the years. A fun touch at the end is to take a photograph of the winner and put up a bulletin board titled "Future Presidents??" or "I Made it to 270 First!"
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