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Ch 56: Electoral Systems - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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Use this chapter to review various specifics of the electoral process of the United States. A firm grasp on this information will prove beneficial on the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test.

Electoral Systems- ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will refresh your knowledge of different aspects of the United States electoral system to prepare you for any relevant questions on the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test. Topics covered in these lessons include:

  • Representation in elections
  • Differences between plurality and majority based voting systems
  • Explanation of how direct and indirect elections differ
  • Discussion of runoffs, primaries, and recalls in elections

As you view each video lesson, follow along with the full transcript. Should you have any questions, you may submit a question to be reviewed and answered by one of our expert instructors. After each lesson, take the accompanying interactive quiz to gauge how well you comprehend the information you've reviewed, and to practice answering government questions in a multiple-choice format.

Electoral Systems- ORELA Middle Grades Social Science Chapter Objectives

Oregon uses the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test to determine if candidates for teacher certification are well-versed in this subject area. Of the roughly 150 multiple-choice questions on this exam, 19% relate to government topics. One of the objectives of this domain is to examine the electoral system of the United States.

Each lesson in this chapter focuses on descriptions of the electoral systems and elections in a manner that will help prepare you for any pertinent questions on the exam. Through reviewing these video lessons and taking the self-assessment quizzes, this chapter will develop your understanding of this aspect of American government.

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