Becoming President - Virtual

Recommended Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Teacher: Sarah Roy, Strafford Elementary School

Editor: Luane Genest

General Description

Purpose: In this lesson, students learn the complexities of the election process, with a focus on the electoral college and its effect on the campaign process. Students play "Win the White House" from iCivics after an introduction to the electoral college. Explain the electoral process (primary and general elections, Electoral College)

Identify the influence of the media in forming public opinion Analyze how parts of a whole interact to produce outcomes in complex systems

(A teacher account for Win the White House allows you full access to all of the iCivics resources contained on the site—including lesson plans and the Drafting Board tools which cannot be viewed by students. Once you’ve signed up, you can establish virtual classrooms, send out assignments, track student progress, and manage class discussions) The lesson can be found in the link below.)


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Win the White House


This lesson has been adapted for students participating in a remote/hybrid model.

Materials and Documents

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These two days were so valuable! It's the best PD I've had in a long time. I enjoyed hearing what teachers do in other parts of the country. Judge Rendell coming really made an impact on me. Her coming made me feel that what we do is important.
- Teacher
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