The Donald or The Bern: A Statistical Analysis Project
In this interdisciplinary project, students conduct a review of available statistical analysis related to the United States 2016 presidential election. Students draw upon their learning from Statistics and Civics classes to successfully complete their research. Finally, students create a digital presentation of their findings and analysis using Adobe Spark.
Note: This activity is designed to be topical and current for the summer of 2016. Educators can easily replace the current theme with a new one more relevant to their coursework or other current events.
Students will be able to:
Use multiple sources to research a current events topic
Evaluate sources of information
Evaluate and critique statistical analysis work done by “experts”
Discuss how the media uses statistical analysis to inform and influence the general public
Consider how personal decisions about how to vote are or can be influenced by statistics and the media’s portrayal of those statistics