Starter: In the 2016 presidential campaign, after the party nominating conventions, what four states had half of all campaign events?
1.How accurate was your prediction?
2.What was most surprising about this map?
3.What is the take home story of this map?
4.What aspect of the US political system explains why the map looks this way?
5.What is one consequence of this?
6.Central to the concept of democracy is the idea that all people are politically equal. Does this map resemble political equality?
7.Why did California, the nation's most populous state, receive only one campaign stop?
8.28 states received no visits from presidential campaigns. Why is that?
9.Is the information from this map good news?
10.Explain whether you think that this concentrated campaign activity decreased or increased voter turnout in those four states? In the other states?
11.What change in the US electoral system could make campaign events be spread more evenly throughout the US?
Words of the Day: platform
- Define it
- Provide an example
- What were the main provisions of President Trump's platform?
- How many of his campaign platform promises have been achieved? Which ones?
- What is the Democratic platform?
Should the Electoral College Be Abolished?
After looking at some background information, each group will analyze a different document in support of or opposition to the Electoral College.
Closer: What are the benefits and drawbacks of the Electoral College?
- Make a claim here!
- Support your claim with TWO pieces of accurate and relevant information.
- Use reasoning to explain why your evidence supports your claim.
- Respond to an opposing or alternative perspective.