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Electing a US President in Plain English

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The folks at Common Craft, creators of a series of popular videos that explain things such as wikis and RSS in simple and concise terms, have focused their attention on the United States presidential election and have created Election a US President in Plain English. The video uses the signature tools of this series (whiteboard and paper cut outs) to explain in easy to understand terms the process of the Electoral College. In light of our recent presidential election experience, this video is a must for teachers looking to help explain our unique electoral process.

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