US Civics

A Lesson on the First U.S. Presidential Election

In my previous post I shared a video from Keith Hughes in which he explains the origins of the Electoral College. It's a great explanation of the original arguments for and against the creation of the Electoral College which has chosen every President beginning with George Washington. Keith offers a lesson about that first election. In three minutes Keith runs-down what made the first election different from all that have come after it.

5 Videos to Help Students Understand the Electoral College

A new President of the United States will be chosen tomorrow, kind of. The popular vote which in most states determines how the electors in the Electoral College will vote in December. If that sentence baffles your students, they could benefit from one of the following short video explanations of the Electoral College.

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