Who Could Have Been Who

Can word choice affect a candidate's likeability? Use a New York Times lesson to explore how a presidential candidate's likeability factor can fluctuate in public opinion polls. Young readers choose a presidential election from their lifetime and research the various Democratic or Republican candidates' backgrounds using informational texts.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for the 2004 Democratic primary election between John Kerry and John Edwards, but adaptable for any election year