Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Free Electoral College Poster from C-SPAN

C-SPAN Classroom is a great place for social studies teachers to find all kinds of resources for lessons on U.S. History and U.S. Government. I've previously written about using C-SPAN Classroom's video library in your lessons.

One of the quirkier aspects of U.S. Government is the Electoral College. Currently, C-SPAN Classroom is giving away posters about the Electoral College. The Electoral College Map poster contains information about the number of electors in each state, important dates leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election, and historic election events. To get the poster you do have to have a mailing address in the U.S. and register to be a member of C-SPAN Classroom (registration is free).

Applications for Education
The Electoral College Map poster isn't going to magically make your students understand how the Electoral College works, but it might be a nice accessory to add to your history or civics classroom. If you are teaching lessons on the Electoral College, you should take a look at Common Craft's Electing a US President in Plain English.