KEY INCLUDED! In this activity I had students pretend they were strategists for one of the two major political parties, then based on a current electoral vote map figured out the 11 states needed to win, their safe states, least valuable states, and finally swing states. I used recent data to figure out the statistics. My kids seemed really into it and had fun with it. Perfect for the upcoming election! It might help kids to have a textbook for a couple of definitions, otherwise self explanatory. They are also asked to have a highlighter and a red/blue pen, but you could improvise.