This lesson allows the students to become familiar with the Electoral College and its importance to the election of the United States of America. The students should understand how voting impacts the Electoral College which determines who will be the next president of the United States of America.

Learning Objectives

  • ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3. Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
  • ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10. By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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