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Understanding the Electoral College: Fun Distance Learning Activity - NO PREP!

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This is the most fun your students will have learning about the Electoral College! I have used the paper version of Electoral College activity in my classroom over and over throughout my 21 years in the classroom, and it has always been a hit; especially on an election year! You are provided with a fully-editable, and detailed, 46-slide presentation in Google Slides that explains how the Electoral College works and the potential flaws of the system. There is also a student note sheet, a message from the teacher, the activity, and a reflection sheet where students write a minimum 100-word explanation on whether or not the Electoral College is a good system or not for electing a president.

The activity is the best part! Since students are now part of distance learning they can challenge a family member at home or they can play remotely against a classmate.
If they have access to FaceTime they'll be able to play against a classmate remotely while seeing them and being able to talk to each other making it feel more like when they were together in the classroom.

The kids always have fun playing this at school and I think they'll enjoy just as much with distance learning. In the classroom I've never had a student NOT PLAY. Even my most reluctant learners have fun with it!

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 winners with the Presidential Seal along with the defeated (see preview). You could also put up a bulletin board titled "Future Presidents??" or "I Made it to 270 First!"

Enjoy!

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