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  1. The 2008 Presidential Election: Obama versus McCain: Who votes for whom? U.S. History and Geography High School Tennessee Geographic Alliance Instructor Michael Robinson Houston High School Germantown, TN

  2. Overview of Lesson • Discuss how scale influences the understanding of the 2008 US Presidential election between Senator Obama and Senator McCain. • Using the Stanford Election Atlas locate examples disproving that: 1) wealthiest areas all vote Republican, 2) poor areas all vote Democratic, 3) minorities all vote Democratic, 4) the NE and West all vote Democratic, and 5) the South and Great Plains all vote Republican. • Student Assignment (Computer Lab)- Students will find three examples disproving the stereotypes of Presidential elections.

  3. Tennessee Standard • US.112 Describe the increasing role of… minorities in American society, politics, and economy, including… the election of President Barack Obama. (C, H, P)

  4. Connections to Common Core Standards • Scale • Recognize and interpret (at different scales) the relationships among patterns and processes.

  5. 2008 Presidential Election • at Different Scales • How does changing scale change the understanding of the map? • Source: http://atlas.esri.com/Atlas/VoterAtlas.html

  6. Scale Example • Observations • 1. Rural versus Urban Areas • 2. North versus South • 3. Hispanic Areas • 5. African-American Areas • 6. Oklahoma City (example)

  7. Scale Example • How many precincts in Oklahoma were over 50% for Obama? Less Than 25?

  8. Scale Example • How many precincts in Oklahoma were over 50% for Obama?

  9. Scale Example • How many precincts in Oklahoma were over 50% for Obama?

  10. Scale Example • How many precincts in Oklahoma were over 50% for Obama?

  11. Scale Example • How many precincts in Oklahoma were over 50% for Obama?

  12. 2008 Presidential Election • at Different Scales • How does changing scale change the understanding of the map? • Selected Examples • 1. Milwaukee • 2. Boston • 3. Megalopolis • 4. Atlanta • 5. Birmingham • 6. Knoxville • 7. Memphis

  13. 1. Milwaukee and Madison

  14. 2. Boston

  15. 3. Megapolois - DC to Boston

  16. 4. Atlanta

  17. 5. Birmingham

  18. 6. Knoxville

  19. 6. Knoxville

  20. 7. Memphis

  21. 7. Suburban Shelby County (Memphis)

  22. Urban versus Suburb

  23. Memphis to Birmingham

  24. 2008 Presidential Election • at Different Scales • How does changing scale change the understanding of the map?

  25. Small Scale • Little Detail • From Small Scale to Large Scale… • Little Detail to Great Detail… • Large Scale • Great Detail

  26. 2008 Presidential Election Obama versus McCain: Who voted for whom?

  27. Key Statements to Disprove • The wealthiest areas in the United States all voted for Senator McCain. • The poorest areas in the United States all voted for Senator Obama. • Everyone in the Northeast and West voted for Senator Obama. • Everyone in the Great Plains and South voted for Senator McCain. • All minorities voted for Senator Obama.

  28. Key Questions to Answer • Which of the wealthiest areas in the United States voted for Senator Obama? • Which of the poorest areas in the United States voted for Senator McCain? • Which areas in the Northeast and West voted for Senator McCain? • Which areas in the Great Plains and South voted for Senator Obama? • Which minorities voted for Senator McCain?

  29. DISPROVE: The wealthiest areas in the United States all voted for Senator McCain. • Which of the wealthiest areas in the United States voted for Senator Obama?

  30. 2008 Vote and Income Map

  31. Shelby County, TN

  32. Memphis and Germantown

  33. Boston, Massachusetts

  34. Washington, DC

  35. Atlanta, GA Suburbs

  36. DISPROVE: The poorest areas in the United States all voted for Senator Obama. • Which of the poorest areas in the United States voted for Senator McCain?

  37. 2008 Vote and Income

  38. Mississippi Delta Region

  39. Eastern Tennessee & Kentucky

  40. Davidson County, Tennessee

  41. Southern West Virginia

  42. Amarillo, Texas

  43. DISPROVE: Almost everyone in the Northeast and West voted for Senator Obama. • Which areas in the Northeast and West voted for Senator McCain?

  44. Long Island, New York

  45. Southern New Hampshire

  46. San Francisco Bay Area, CA

  47. San Francisco, CA

  48. Orange County, CA

  49. Northern California