Lesson Plan

Where do we draw the line? Use this infographic to find out how redistricting turns into gerrymandering, and how gerrymandering can negatively impact people in those districts. This resource shows students actual examples of gerrymandered districts and how the Supreme Court decides if the gerrymandering is legal.

We suggest you start with Mini-Lesson: Gerrymandering to introduce your students to the process of redistricting.


The student will be able to...

  • Define redistricting and gerrymandering
  • Explain packing and cracking
  • Recognize the negative impact of racial gerrymandering


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