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Joining the Debate Club: Presidential Debate Tactics

This New York Times article-based resource dates from Al Gore's bid for the US presidency in 2000, but the article details important ways that candidates work to sway public opinion. You can enhance relevance with up-to-date content reflecting current local or national elections, but the resource provides a sound base for learning how campaigns and debates function. Conduct this activity, then view recent debates to evaluate how campaign strategies change or don't!

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 12th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Research
Usage Permissions
Fine Print
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  • Vocabulary