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President Elect: Election of U.S. Presidents and Electoral College

Tech Product Equipment

Computer(s), Internet access, projector

Activity Description

The President Elect site is a great site to help your students learn about the electoral college. The "FAQ" page would be a good place to start, as these may represent most of your students' questions about the electoral college and how it works. The site is per election year so check for current election.

President elect website screenshot

Preparation

  1. Make sure the site is not blocked at your school.
  2. Visit the site, checking out the various features.
  3. Download and print copies of Example Document: Table of Election Information (above), or send it to students digitally.

How-To

  1. Discuss the upcoming election, or past elections.
  2. Discuss the electoral college.
  3. Bring up the site and type in the year.
  4. Discuss election results.
  5. Have students fill out the Example Document: Table of Election Information.
  6. Discuss their findings.

Teacher Tips

  • The site has some advertising, so teach students how to avoid it.

Documents

Select subjects and subcategories

Social Studies

  • American Government
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.