Mini-lesson: The Incumbent Advantage (HS)
Students will learn about 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.
The student will be able to...
Explain the incumbent advantage
Identify effects of the incumbent advantage
Describe opinion journalism
Distinguish opinion headlines from news headlines