Lesson Plan: Redistricting and Gerrymandering

Grade
9-12
Lesson Duration

From KQED/ By Rachel Roberson

How do redistricting and gerrymandering work? Does gerrymandering silence voters? Who should decide how legislative districts are drawn?

Students watch a video (5:17): Gerrymandering: Is Geometry Silencing Your Vote? and read: Redistricting: The Strange Geometry of Gerrymandering.

Interactives: “Test out your district drawing chops” and “Everything You Ned to Know About Redistricting (but were too embarrassed to ask)”

Go to: https://ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2017/03/Gerrymandering-lesson-plan-updated.pdf

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