Teacher Review for 270 to Win

Great tool for teaching the Electoral College

Rich M.
Southwest High School
Jacksonville, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
This website is a great tool for teaching the Electoral College. We hold an election between M&M's and Skittles. Each student draws a State out of a hat and we vote and because I have close to but not quite 51 students I have students choose a favorite teacher and pick for them. They then have to go to that particular teacher's classroom to tally their vote. I sentimental worksheet is also provided for students to work on during the activity.
My Take
Its a great tool to show how the Electoral College works. You see the "light bulb" go off when you give M&M's (If M&M's wins) and they respond by saying "But I voted for skittles?" When you then tell them but "The Electoral College" declared M&M's the winner. At that point they truly understand how the Presidential Election works.