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Activity Overview


The Electoral College is a confusing concept for students to understand. From how it was formed to how it plays a part in elections, students will complete a 5 Ws analysis of the Electoral College, answering the questions Who, What, When, Where, and Why. Their answers should be researched, and this activity is a great way for students to review what they already have learned.


Possible Questions

  • Who are the members of the Electoral College?
  • Who came up with the idea of the Electoral College?
  • Who might oppose the Electoral College?
  • Who might support the Electoral College?

  • What is the main role of the Electoral College?
  • What does the Electoral College require candidates to do during their campaign?
  • What are the problems of the Electoral College?
  • What are the benefits of the Electoral College?

  • When did the Electoral College begin in the U.S?
  • When has the Electoral College been controversial?
  • When did the Electoral College not choose the candidate with the most votes?
  • When have the Electoral College results been questioned?
  • When has the Electoral College been altered?

  • In which states is the Electoral College most significant?
  • In which states is the Electoral College least significant?
  • Where else in the world uses a similar system of an Electoral College?

  • Why is the Electoral College chosen over the popular vote?
  • Why might certain individuals oppose the Electoral College?
  • Why do certain states like Maine have unique rules about the Electoral College?
  • Why is the Electoral College a controversial system in the US?
Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 9-10

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual



Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a 5W analysis of the Electoral College: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.


Student Instructions:


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title box for each cell, type Who, What, When, Where and Why.
  3. In the descriptions, answer the question.
  4. Create an image for each cell with appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

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