What it is

These activities introduce students to the concept and get them thinking about why gerrymandering impacts every other issue they care about.

Materials: access to Internet, printed or web access to article, Gerrymandering 101 worksheet

Time commitment: One class period

  • Opening discussion and in-class videos: Gerrymandering explained

    Grab students attention with an important question. Then introduce redistricting and gerrymandering with one of these short videos.

  • Role playing as political consultant

    Student handout that simply and graphically demonstrates what gerrymandering is and does.

  • Homework: Ask someone

    Students can strike up a dialogue with family or friends... what do they know about gerrymandering?