Leader or Politician?

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A democracy requires informed citizens who have studied candidates and issues. To begin the process of becoming active and informed citizens, class members create a list of the ideal qualities required for political leadership before evaluating past and current political leaders based on their selected criteria.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask groups to provide specific examples that support the idea that the political leader they investigated demonstrated these qualities
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure a protocol is in place for a fact-based, respectful discussion
  • Requires individual copies of handouts
  • The first in a series of six related resources designed to be used in order

  • The two-page packet includes the plan and a worksheet

  • Researchers are not asked to provide specific examples that demonstrate how a leader demonstrated a specific quality