Mini-lesson: The Incumbent Advantage (HS)

Lesson Plan

Students will learn what an incumbent is, the electoral advantage that favors incumbents, and the benefits and drawbacks of reelecting members of Congress. On page two of this Media Moment Mini-lesson, students will learn what distinguishes an opinion piece, op-ed, or commentary from traditional news. Students then practice identifying opinion and news headlines.

Teacher Resources

Get access to lesson plans, teacher guides, student handouts, and other teaching materials.

Related Resources