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Lesson 3: Finding Out About Candidates

Before learning more about each candidate, it is helpful to think about what information we get and where we get it from. This lesson has students learn how to evaluate sources, which helps them be critical consumers of campaign media and information.

Evaluating Sources
Campaigns and Elections
Democr. Foundations
Learning Tools
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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Analyze historical, contemporary, and emerging means of changing societies, promoting the common good, and protecting rights.


Evaluate the credibility of a source by examining how experts value the source.

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