Does the Electoral College make your eyes glaze over? Do you think it’s not your problem? It’s actually very important, and it’s not rocket science. It’s also in danger of being abolished by voters who don’t like the outcome of elections in the U.S. That’s why I’ve created an easy guide to the Electoral College for you and your children.
This is not political. It’s constitutional. Every kid around 10 years and up can understand it. As we watch another Presidential election in our country, it’s imperative that every voter (and every future voter) understand this concept.
To begin, watch the short videos linked here. For a deeper study, consider adding these books to your home library. Read them yourself and share them with your children.
1. Book: We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College by Tara Ross. This is a children’s book, but it’s perfect for kids, teens, and adults to easily grasp the Electoral College. (We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College https://www.amazon.com/…/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i…)
2. Video: Do You Understand the Electoral College? By Prager U. This short video includes a follow-up study guide. (https://www.prageru.com/…/do-you-understand-the…/)
3. Video: The Popular Vote Vs. The Electoral College by Prager U. Another short video with quiz and study guide. (https://www.prageru.com/…/the-popular-vote-vs-the…/)
4. Book: Why We Need the Electoral College by Tara Ross. This book is good for a high school student taking government, as well as for adults.https://www.amazon.com/…/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i…)
For some hands-on experience, print out this Electoral College map and track the election results at home.
Be educated and informed! And pass it on to your children. These resources are part of my larger Government and Civics course recommendations, which you can find here.