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Lesson 6: Viewing Candidate Debates

Watching a debate can help students learn more about the candidates. It also provides an opportunity to explore substance versus style.

Skills
Analyzing Power
Building Media Literacy
Evaluating Sources
Topics
Campaigns and Elections
Democr. Foundations
Learning Tools
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Video
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3

Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D3.4.9-12.

Refine claims and counterclaims attending to precision, significance, and knowledge conveyed through the claim while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.

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