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Lesson 4: Understanding the Electoral College: Day 1 of 2

Students will become familiar with how the Electoral College works, particularly the concept of “swing states.”

Skills
Researching
Topics
Campaigns and Elections
Learning Tools
Digital Tool
Graphic Organizer
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1A

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)

D2.CIV.4.9-12.

Explain how the U.S. Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed over time and that are still contested.

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