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