Political Debate Guide
Use this activity to help your students view any political debate — local to national, historical to live broadcast. Preview candidates, issues, expectations, and details about the location and moderators. Track what the candidates say and how they say it. Then ask students to reflect on the debate experience.
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- Evaluate candidates for political office.
- Compare different perspectives and prioritize issues according to personal views.
- Identify America's current political parties and illustrate their ideas about government.
- Analyze political communications and multiple perspectives on public and current issues.