Thursday, September 29, 2011

Have Kids Figure Out the 2012 Race

One thing I plan to do when we get to our electoral unit is break my students into groups and pretend they are either the campaign manager for Obama or Perry/Romney/? and then justify their picks of states to spend their money in.   They will use things such as census data, previous elections, polls and more that they can find online.  As they do select their states they can use 270towin's site.  When you use it you can click on states and watch the electoral count change.  The video above spends the first minute discussing the changing electoral map for 2012. 

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