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Lesson 5: Candidate Profiles (Multiple Days)

This lesson requires students to conduct their own research on the candidates. The goal is for students to create a Voter Education Guide that can be printed or published online and shared with the school and community.

Skills
Analyzing Power
Evaluating Sources
Researching
Topics
Campaigns and Elections
Democr. Foundations
Learning Tools
Graphic Organizer
Student Work Example
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.1

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.7

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.8

Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and over-reliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2

Write informative/ explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D2.CIV.12.9-12

Analyze how people use and challenge local, state, national, and international laws to address a variety of public issues.

D3.1.9-12

Gather relevant information from multiple sources representing a wide range of views while using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.

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