• Midterm Election 2018

    Essential Questions: Why should I vote? How valuable is modern polling when it comes to predicting election results? What are the limits of each political poll?

    Learning Target: Students will be able to make an informed prediction on the 2018 election results.

     We the People

    Introduction: In the age of low voter turnout, fake news, foreign propaganda machines, and extreme partisan divide we should return to the first three words of the U.S. Constitution, "We the People." The United States of American is built on the idea that the people choose their leaders. The people choose their government. Ultimately, the people choose the course of American history. And one of the many ways that U.S. citizens can shape that course is through voting. 


    US Constitution

    Section 2

    The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States.

    Amendment 17

    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.

    This does not mean choosing the direction of our country is easy. In fact it is very complicated and confusing. This lesson students will be able to explore the foundations of our power as laid out by the U.S. Constitution, understand some of the complicated aspects of modern political polling, and make their own predictions on the 2018 Midterm Election.


    Your 2018 Midterm Election Predictions

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