Electoral College vs. Popular Vote

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Electoral College. Popular Vote.

Lesson 4 of the American Electoral Process Mini-Unit: Electoral College vs. Popular Vote

This engaging and visually appealing 27-slide PowerPoint presentation will explain the confusing and misunderstood Electoral College easily with content illustrated with charts and pictures.

NOTE: This slide presentation is a PowerPoint document. The text in the PowerPoint presentation can be altered, as can the order of the slides, transitions between slides, and animation of bullet points. The photos and proprietary fonts (in the titles and backgrounds) have been “digitally flattened” and are NOT ALTERABLE. This protects against copyright violation.

Overarching Question for this PowerPoint presentation (Thinking Focus Question):
- How does the Electoral College elect a United States President?

This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- What exactly is the popular vote?
- Using the Bush/Gore election to show how winning the popular vote doesn’t mean you’re a winner!
- What are electors and how are they chosen?
- How are the number of electors determined in each state?
- How do electors vote and how many are needed to win an election?
- Students are asked if they think the Electoral College is needed.

Key words include:
Representative Democracy
Popular vote
Electors
Electoral College

This PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer is part of the unit: the American Electoral Process Mini-Unit. This mini-unit can be downloaded in its entirety saving you substantially what it would cost you to buy each PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer separately.

Each lesson comes with a visually appealing PowerPoint presentation, three graphic organizer notebook pages – separate answer key included, and "quick" quiz! Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:

Lesson 1: History of Political Parties (1776-1845)
Lesson 2: History of Political Parties (1845-1932)
Lesson 3: History of Political Parties (1932-2010)
Lesson 4: Electoral College v.s. Popular Vote
Lesson 5: Electing a President
UNIT: The American Electoral Process

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Total Pages
27 slide presentation 3-page graphic organizer, 1 page quiz
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Teaching Duration
55 Minutes

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