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.
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.