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Voters Ed Lesson Plans - AP / College

Voters Ed lesson plans are written by a subject matter expert to integrate Voters Ed into the classroom.

Advanced Placement Lesson:
How Does the Electoral College Work?

Advanced Placement:
U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History

Lesson Length:
Approximately 40 minutes

AP United States Government & Politics: Course Outcomes

  • Describe and compare important facts, concepts, and theories pertaining to U.S. government and politics
  • Explain typical patterns of political processes and behavior and their consequences (including the components of political behavior, the principles used to explain or justify various government structures and procedures, and the political effects of these structures and procedures)
  • Interpret basic data relevant to U.S. government and politics (including data presented in charts, tables, and other formats)
  • Critical analyze relevant theories and concepts, apply them appropriately, and develop their connections across the curriculum

AP United States History: Course Outcomes

  • American and National Identity
    • NAT-1.0 Explain how ideas about democracy, freedom, and individualism found expression in the development of cultural values, political institutions, and American identity
    • NAT-2.0 Explain how interpretations of the Constitution and debates over rights, liberties, and definitions of citizenship have affected American values, politics, and society
  • Politics and Power
    • POL-1.0 Explain how and why political ideas, beliefs, institutions, party systems, and alignments have developed and changed
    • POL-2.0 Explain how popular movements, reform efforts, and activist groups have sought to change American society and institutions
  • Migration and Settlement
    • MIG-2.0 Analyze causes of internal migration and patterns of settlement in what would become the United States and explain how migration has affected American life
    NCSS
    • Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices

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