- Does America need to change the way it elects Presidents? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/the-reporters-35365848
- How does the US Presidential election work? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35356941
- An idiot’s guide to primaries and caucuses -http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35350890
As we kick of the 2016 primaries in Iowa today, there are lots of articles appearing about the US presidential elections. This is great for students who did not quite understand the electoral collage the first time around or just want to consolidate their knowledge. The first article above is great for both Unit 3 (elections) and Unit 4 (Constitution) as it looks at whether reform to this system is necessary – this could come up as a 15 or 45 mark question, explicitly about elections or more widely about how democratic the USA actually is. These articles are so simple and well written, there is little point summarising them here – click on the links and get reading!
For those who really did struggle with the Electoral College, there’s always Schoolhouse Rocks: