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Lesson 8: PAC Simulation

Campaign finance is complex. This lesson attempts to have students understand the power of PACs through engaging in a simulation.

Analyzing Power
Campaigns and Elections
Learning Tools
Graphic Organizer
Role-Playing Simulation
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Introduce precise, knowledgeable claim(s), establish the significance of the claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that logically sequences claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Evaluate public policies in terms of intended and unintended outcomes, and related consequences.


Construct arguments using precise and knowledgeable claims, with evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging counterclaims and evidentiary weaknesses.

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