Campaign Strategy

Main Objective

Students will create a general election campaign strategy synthesizing information from Day 7 (electoral college), Day 8 (campaign finance) and Day 9 (voting behavior) to be presented in class for assessment purposes. This activity assesses all standards previously mentioned in the lesson plans for days 7, 8, & 9.

Additional Objectives

  • be able to define the role of an elector and how electors are chosen.
  • understand the Framer’s original plans, reasoning for the plan, and changes that have been made over time.
  • debate pros and cons of the electoral college system and various alternative plans proposed for electing the president.
  • analyze historical and current election information in various forms as evidence in the creation of their victory campaign strategy.
90
Minute Curriculum

Standards


Iowa Core: SS.9-12.PSCL.1
Understand the rights and responsibilities of each citizen and demonstrate the values of lifelong civic action.
Iowa Core: SS.9-12.PSCL.4
Understand the differences among the complex levels of local, state and national government and their inherent, expressed, and implied powers.
Iowa Core: SS.9-12.PSCL.6
Understand how law and public policy are established at the local, state, and national levels of government.
Iowa Core: WHST.11-12.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Iowa Core: RH.11-12.7
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Iowa Core: SS.9-12.PSCL.5
Understand strategies for effective political action that impact local, state, and national governance.
Iowa Core: SS.9-12.H.2
Understand how and why people create, maintain or change systems of power, authority, and governance.
Iowa Core: RH.11-12.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
Iowa Core: WHST.11-12.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.