Current Events- Redistricting



The Supreme Court handed down a decision yesterday on the voting maps in two states- North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Since the latest census, redistricting is happening is states all across the country right now which mean gerrymandering is happening as well. Both parties do what they can to gain control of the states. It‘s an important part of state and national politics, but it can be confusing or sometimes ignored unless there’s a major issue. The NY Times has some excellent resources for exploring this topic with your kids, including a an interactive game where you can try to draw district lines to give your party the control. you can find all the resources embedded in this article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/07/us/supreme-court-voting-maps.html?searchResultPosition=1

and here:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/11/07/us/politics/redistricting-maps-explained.html


You can read the article and then use the additional resources found in the box within the article labeled:

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT REDISTRICTING



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