t h e e l e c t i o n p r o c e s s
Watch the video below As you watch, complete the Viewing Guide in your Notes.
Stop the video whenever you need to write down your answers. Watch and rewatch if you need to.
There are many different kinds of elections that happen at multiple levels in the United States. We have elections at the Federal, State and Local level. However, for this lesson we will only be studying Presidential and Congressional Elections (Federal level).
By looking at the calendars below, can you determine which day was election day?
An INCUMBENT is the individual who currently holds the office and is running for re-election. The advantages that Incumbents have during an election are:
- Name Recognition = people already know who they are
- Experience = they've done the job
- Higher Visibility
- Fundraising Ability
how do we elect the president?
Watch the following videos to understand the concept of the Electoral College:
how did the 2000 election change history?
Task #1: Graph Analysis
Use the graph below to help you answer the questions in your packet.
Task #2: Understanding Civic Duty
the right to vote
Task #1: History of Voting Rights
As you watch the video below, complete the timeline and questions.
Task #2: The Fifteenth Amendment
After watching the video on “Voter Suppression” list three things you have learned below:
Task #3: Women's Suffrage
Task #4: Civil Rights and the Vote
As you watch, complete the questions.
the bridge to selma:
Watch the story of Bloody Sunday and complete a 1-2-3.
Task #5: Voting Rights Act
SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
Option #1: Hand your Binder to Ms. B for grading.
Option #2: Share your work with Ms. B through Google Drive.
Option #3: E-Mail Ms. B with a copy of your work.