|Source: Janet Cordahi|
On Tuesday, Americans will elect their next president. While a record 200 million citizens are now registered to vote, a majority do not understand the process for choosing the commander-in-chief. With a little conversation, the seemingly esoteric nature of the Electoral College is actually quite simple to grasp. Regardless, therefore, of the particular vitriol of this year's contest, teachers and students deserve to take a moment this week to learn about our Constitutional republic. A host of helpful explainer videos and animated infographics are available to educate learners of all levels about the Electoral College.
"Electoral College" from Janet Cordahi
Electoral College from Janet Cordahi on Vimeo.
"How The Electoral College Works" from CGP Grey
"Does Your Vote Count?" from Christina Greer
"How The Electoral College Works In 6 Minutes" from Thought Monkey
"Electoral College" from Schoolhouse Rock
For more information on teaching and learning about the presidential race, see the series of posts on "Gaming The 2016 Election."