If students have the ability to print this worksheet at home, this activity allows students to play the role of political consultant. Print and distribute the Gerrymandering 101 worksheet. (Here's one designed for b/w printing only.)

The only supplies are a writing instrument and this handout, which includes instructions.

Once students complete the worksheet, they should be able to answer the following questions.

  • Explain the concept of “cracking and packing”.
  • How do you think the practice of gerrymandering impacts the value of one person’s vote?
  • Do you think gerrymandering undermines democracy in the United States? Why or why not?