When introducing a new unit in history, especially those revolving around government and elections, it's helpful for students to become familiar with terminology at the start of the lesson. This can also include the steps of the process, or specific verbiage that appears multiple times.
To better understand terminology used in describing and explaining government and the electoral process, have students create a spider map of the overall process. By identifying and defining key terms, students will be able to better explain and connect the terms to the historical context of the election of 1800. Students will also be able to apply this terminology to future lessons that have political components.
Have students select five more terms related to the political process and make a separate spider map. This will expand student vocabulary, and their understanding of political terminology. Furthermore, it will strengthen their understanding of the political process in a historical context.
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group
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Create a storyboard defining and illustrating key terminology for the Election of 1800 and the electoral process.
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