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, lead a discussion.
- Who wants to 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?