Students will outline the significance of the election of 1800 by examining the 5 Ws of the election. By researching these basic subjects, students will gain a general understanding of the candidates and their political beliefs, allies, and party affiliation. They'll explain and analyze and apply them to their understanding of the electoral process, and describe how this process unfolded in the 1800 elections.
Students will answer the following questions:
Have students create a spider map on the 5 Ws of another election. Make sure to include the candidates, their political affiliation, and the results of the election. Compare and contrast both elections to generate discussion and debate.
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Create a 5W analysis of the Election of 1800: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group
Type of Activity: 5 Ws of Social Studies and History