The Electoral Process

Lesson Duration

from iCivics

Take a peek into the electoral process- from party primaries to the general election. Students will learn the distinctions between the popular vote and the Electoral College, and exercise their critical reasoning skills to analyze the differences between the presidential and congressional elections. Students will also contrast the various nomination processes and learn about the role of party conventions in American politics.

This lesson is part of the Politics and Public Policy curriculum and is appropriate either as a reteaching or supplementary lesson for high school or a primary lesson for younger students.

The Electoral Process


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