Asking the Questions and Questioning the Answers
What would you ask a presidential candidate if you had the chance? Bring politics to your language arts classroom with this activity, in which young readers brainstorm questions they would have liked the presidential candidates to answer. They consider questions created by experts, review debate transcripts, analyze candidates' responses to questions, and write reaction papers. Though the activity is designed for the 2004 election, you could update it - or make it part of a history activity.