2020 American Presidential Elections

In the 15 years I've been teaching English in France, I've found that my students (of all ages) are more and more interested in American politics, and of course in our elections. Awareness is at an all-time high. While talking with some students a few months ago, one child asked out loud what The United States was. Another replied, "You know, Donald Trump!" The other just said, "Oh!" clearly aware of the name. They were five years old. 
While I don't talk about politics with the young children, I also teach teenagers and adults, so I've spent time lately working on some non-partisan materials that I hope will help them to gain some clarity on the subject beyond just knowing the candidates. 
I've made a few Boom Cards (online games) with videos that can be used to help explain how the elections work in very simple terms. These are for feasible for use with non-native speakers and those who aren't familiar with the US election system. 
Here's a video preview of my 2020 American Presidential Elections video:
The video above is embedded in a set of 19 Boom Cards that are in a multiple choice format. Click here to see. 

I've also more recently made a lesson about swing states because these will be key to this election. This took me quite a bit of time to research because not everyone agrees on which states should be considered as swing states. Here's a preview of the related video:

This video is also embedded in a set of Boom Cards. There are 14 multiple choice and true/false questions. Click here to see.

I hope these materials will help students understand more about our election system so that they can best understand what will be happening in the elections.


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