GerrymanderingGoogClassroomActivity

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Part I - WATCH the following 2 videos:
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mky11UJb9AY
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcUDBgYodIE
Answer the following question for EACH VIDEO - in detail:
What did you learn about GERRYMANDERING the video? Think along the lines of political conflict and
power
(you cannot have the same responses for your answers for video 1 and video 2 - so be very specific)
Video 1:
Video 2:
Part II – Read this article and complete the following ESPN grid and a chart for positives and negatives of
Gerrymandering. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/03/01/this-is-the-best-
explanation-of-gerrymandering-you-will-ever-see/?utm_term=.cc0448ad8e29
Economic:
Social:
Political:
Environmental:
If you struggle thinking of examples for each, remember that Congress makes laws, which can affect all
of them. You just have to be specific!
Positives and negatives of Gerrymandering. Try to get three for each side
Positive:
Negative:
Part III - NOW PLAY the following two games:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/map_of_the_week/2013/08/gerrymandering_jigsaw_puzz
le_game_put_the_congressional_districts_back_together.html
http://redistrictinggame.org/
Write in complete sentences!
1.)Explain how Gerrymandering creates an imbalance of power.
2.) What types of conflict could occur?
3.) Compare and contrast internal boundaries with external boundaries (think back to last class)
4.)
Explain two political consequences of Gerrymandering:
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