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Lesson 1: Viewing Candidate Debates (Sample)

Watching a debate can help students learn more about the candidates and explore substance versus style. In this lesson, students learn how to analyze a political debate. 

 

Skills
Leveraging Media
Topics
Campaigns and Elections
Learning Tools
Graphic Organizer
Rubric
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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