What should I watch for in the debates?

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Prepare your classes for election year debates with a series of activities that model how to watch televised debates and how to evaluate the moderators as well as the debaters.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Update the materials to reflect the debate schedule of the current election year
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth in a series of eight related resources
  • Although designed for the 2008 debates, the activities can easily be modified to fit and election year
Pros

The 12-page packet includes background information about the debate process, a detailed plan, worksheets and score cards for the debaters, and a list of additional resources for instructors

Cons

  • The resource assumes viewers are aware of the many facets of the issues being discussed
Common Core