Electoral College Web Quest (Class work)



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Electoral College

Web Quest (Class work)
www.270towin.com

http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/index.html




  1. What questions do you have about the workings of the Electoral College?? List.

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  1. Take the “Electoral College Quiz” on www.270towin.com . How did you do?




  1. Manipulate an Electoral College map so that there is a tie in electoral votes. Use “270 to win” or “Gray Raven”. Show me when you are done.



  1. Find the signatures of the electors from KS in the 2012 Presidential election. Use the “archives” site. Write the name of one elector here _____________________




  1. On 270towin find an electoral map in which the Republican candidate wins a landslide in the electoral vote. What year is it _____ who was the loser _____ who was the winner?




  1. Find an electoral map in which the Democratic candidate wins a landslide in the electoral vote. What year is it _____ who was the loser _____ who was the winner?




  1. Find an electoral map in which a third party candidate wins electoral votes. What year was it? ______________ Who was the third party candidate and where did they win? _______________




  1. Find an electoral map in which the election was thrown to the House of Representatives and decided there. What year ____________ Who won? Who were the candidates?




  1. Find an electoral map in which the winner of the popular vote was not the winner of the electoral vote. What year __________ Who won ______ who were the candidates? In what other years did this happen (there are 4 total)?




  1. See the 2008 election results. What states did Obama win that had not been won by Democrats in several presidential election years before? ____




  1. Look back at the elections maps for the past 20 years. What seems to be the correlation between the number of blue v red states and the exiting administration?


  1. Have there been Amendments proposed to change the Electoral college? Yes there have!!! Find one and summarize it here.




  1. Read “frequently asked questions” on the “archives” site. Answer your questions above.



Homework Due Next Class Meeting:

  1. Create a True/False quiz (20 questions) on the Electoral College (include a few questions on the Presidential nominating process).

  2. Create a Key for your quiz.

  3. Administer your quiz to two adults.

  4. Score their quiz.

  5. Be prepared to discuss your results.



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