This activity packet/mini-lesson contains a list of all 50 states who will be voting on November 4, 2008 to elect our new President. It also includes the number of electoral votes which each state has. Students are asked to watch election coverage and record the winners of each state as well as the total number of electoral votes each receives. Upon completion of this activity, there is a map included with a key on which students are assigned to color in the blue states (Democrats) and red states (Republican) as well as others (purple). This is a great eye opener to have waiting on students' desks the morning after the elections.
See also: My "Track the Candidates" map on which students can keep track of the states which each candidate visits during the fall campaign.