THE US ELECTORAL COLLEGE

  • What is the electoral college?

  • How does it work?

  • Why did the framers of the US constitution set it up?

  • What are some arguments in favor of and against abolishing the electoral college?

We will explore these questions through a reading, video and role play. 

  • Warm Up

  • “Electoral College 101" Video

  • "US elections 2020: a simple guide to the race for the White House" Reading

435 representatives +

100 senators +

3 for DC =

538 electors