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The Electoral College Student Worksheet

The Electoral College Student Worksheet

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The Electoral College Student WorksheetName:________________________ Date:________________ Class Period________
DIRECTIONS:
Read the following news story and answer the reading comprehension anddiscussion questions. Use additional paper if necessary.
STORY
Electoral College Turns Presidential Election into State-to-State Combat
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/us/july-dec08/electoral_college_10-14.html
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
1. When was the Electoral College formed? How many votes are there in total? Why thatnumber?2. How many Electoral College votes does a candidate have to receive to win thePresidency?
3. What are “red” and “blue” states?
4. What is a swing state? A battleground state?5. Name at least four battleground states? Are any near you?6. What major change has been made to the Electoral College?7. Why do some people criticize the Electoral College?DISCUSSION QUESTIONS (more research might be needed)1. Do you think the Electoral College is a fair system? How would you change and improveit?2. Why do you think people who argue for direct popular vote have had such a hard timechanging the system?3. Look at the current swing states. Is your state one of them? Do you see any similarities?Why do you think those states are swing this election?4. What issues do you care about this election? Are the candidates talking about thoseissues? Why or why not?Extension Activity:
Have students write a 300-500 word essay on this topic providing clearexamples.

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