- Identify key components of gerrymandering, including redistricting, cracking, and packing.
- Describe how gerrymandering impacts how government implements policies.
- Analyze the impact of gerrymandering on the value of one person’s vote.
- Identify and analyze the different values that are commonly brought to the task of drawing a Congressional map.
- Create their own congressional voting map.
- Understand the ramifications of gerrymandering on representation and the legislative process in the U.S. government.
- Understand how to draw a congressional map that represents values that are important to students.
One class period (about 45 minutes)
5.2.(class).C. - Political leadership and public service
5.2.(class).D. - Citizen’s role in political process
5.3.(class).D. - Elections, mass media, interest groups
7.2. - Physical characteristics of places and regions
7.3. - Human characteristics of places and regions
15.4.8.D. - Projects using emerging input technologies