Let’s Play Jeopardy! Electoral College

Lesson Duration

Author: Margaret E. Fisher

A team game based on Jeopardy used to clarify and review the Electoral College.  Students answer questions that are provided as part of the lesson, gaining points for their team. Some prior knowledge of the Electoral College is required prior to playing.  A quick fact sheet is also provided as part of the game.  This lesson can be found  in the Update on Law-Related Education, 20.3, 1996, pp. 37–39.


As a result of this lesson, students will

  • List the presidential election steps
  • Identify the role of political parties in the election of the president
  • Evaluate the need for reform in the Electoral College system



Update on Law-Related Education is published by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Public Education. Update helps secondary teachers of civics, government, history, and law, as well as law-related education program developers, to educate students about the law and legal issues.