This What should I watch for in the debates? lesson plan also includes:
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.
- Update the materials to reflect the debate schedule of the current election year
- 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
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
- The resource assumes viewers are aware of the many facets of the issues being discussed