This time of year brings up the timely discussion of Elections! This is the perfect time to discuss the WHY behind American voting trends. This lesson includes a lesson plan, PowerPoint, Anticipation Guide, and Group Work Map Study.
The lesson plan outlines the exact purpose and directions for the use of the PowerPoint, Anticipation Guide, and Group Work Map Study.
The PowerPoint discusses, "What is Political Geography?" "What are the Political Regions of the U.S?" "How do these regions affect the way people vote?"
Students will then work together in cooperative work groups to study maps that compare education level, income level, religion, and gun ownership as it compares to Red/Blue States.
This is the perfect lesson plan to get students to thinking more critically than who will win the election, but get them to understand the Political Geography and cultural implications behind it.