Electoral College Map Virtual Scavenger Hunt

This lesson has students explore C-SPAN’s online Historical Electoral College Map resource to learn about the process, history, and current patterns and trends relating to the Electoral College. This self-guided activity will have students use a series of online Electoral College maps and results from 1900 to 2016 to complete a virtual scavenger hunt. Students will use this resource to analyze maps and data to better understand how the Electoral College works.

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9, 10, 11, 12, 7, 8

Resource Types

Media, Interactives

Teaching Strategies

Individual Work

Civic Days

Election Day

Constitution Articles

Article II