The Electoral College Explained by Common Craft

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We still have a long way to go in the party primary and caucuses before the Democratic nominee for President will be chosen. And then we have even longer until we go to the polls to choose a President of the United States. And a President is finally elected through the Electoral College. How the Electoral College system works is a bit confusing to some students. Fortunately, Common Craft offers a nice little video explanation of how it works.

How the U.S. Elects a President provides a concise overview of the Electoral College. The version embedded below is an update to the original that Common Craft released and I used in my classroom in 2008.

Disclosure: I have an in-kind relationship with Common Craft.



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