Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election

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What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? Secondary pupils watch a video about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Focusing on rhetorical devices, they listen to famous speeches and completing a graphic organizer on persuasive techniques. Next, class members view four Super PAC advertisements and complete an analysis of what they see before synthesizing conclusions based on one of the ads. 

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