This class is no longer available, but we found something similar!

Class listing photo
5.0 (1) · Ages 9-13

The History of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman

Class listing photo
5.0 (7) · Ages 12-17

Military Theory 101

Class listing photo
5.0 (33) · Ages 10-14

WWII History: Obscure Subjects and Interesting Facts About World War 2 - World War Two - WW2

Class listing photo
5.0 (15) · Ages 4-9

We Can Help!: An Intro to Community Care

Class listing photo
5.0 (144) · Ages 6-10

Egyptian Mummy Escape Room!

Class listing photo
5.0 (123) · Ages 8-12

What Is Autism? Ages 8-12

Race to the White House: A Game About Presidential Elections

Edmond David Hally, PhD
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(315)
In this one-time course, students will use real life polling data in a game which will help them understand both how Presidential Elections work as well as the 2020 Presidential election outcome.

Class Experience

Students will learn how pollsters and academics use public opinion data to make predictions about elections.  Students will also learn how the election landscape of 2020 lead to its outcome.
I have been teaching Political Science courses at the college level since 2002.  My B.A. is in Elementary Education and Political Science.  I have both published and presented research on the use of games in the college classroom.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Any game materials will be posted in the Outschool classroom.  Students will choose their roles at the beginning of the game using these materials at the beginning of the game.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
This class focuses on the solely strategy that campaigns use to win battleground states; it doesn't delve into any of the specific issues addressed by the candidates in the campaign.  If students bring these issues up, we may discuss the more appropriate ones while adhering to the guidelines for respectful discussion covered at the beginning of class.  

In all other ways, this class adheres to the class content policy established by Outschool.   It presents facts and ideas that are grounded in science, in this case, social science polling methodology.  It uses real world evidence (voter data) to simulate possible election outcomes.  I avoid discussing my own viewpoints or vote choices with the students, although I'm happy to discuss the students' own preferences in a neutral and unbiased way.
The class will be using to see different electoral map possibilities.  We will look at election forecasting sites such as, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball, and Real Clear Politics.  I will be incorporating public opinion data from Pew, Gallup and other organizations.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(315)
Hello!  My name is Ed.  On Outschool, I hope to teach lessons focused on social studies, science, and literature.

After graduating college, I spent a year as a substitute teacher and then another year with my own 3rd and 4th grade classroom. ... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
75 min

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(17)
Completed by 42 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-14
3-9 learners per class

SafetyPrivacyCA PrivacyLearner PrivacyTerms
Outschool International
Get The App
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
© 2023 Outschool