Lesson Plan

Historical Presidential Campaign Announcement Analysis

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Using the announcements of presidential candidacies, pupils consider how contenders make their initial arguments to the public. A worksheet helps structure collaborative work to analyze 10 video clips. Writing prompts allow for extension and deeper discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a jigsaw-style analysis activity using video clips of presidential candidacy announcement speeches 
  • Have learners write a comparison of these announcement speeches and the current election's announcements
Classroom Considerations
  • All class members need access to a device that plays videos
  • Clips are curated and ready to use in class
  • Includes the worksheet and all writing prompts 
  • Videos can be adapted to a variety of uses
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