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Unit #4: Elections 2008

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Content Area: Social Studies
Grade Level: High School
School: The MET School, Providence, RI
Authors: Marie Lynch, Special Education, Rhode Island College, Courtney Jacobs, The MET School, Providence, Tim Sermak, The MET School, Providence

Description: This unit is designed to help students to explore many of the issues that effect our voting decisions during a Presidential campaign. In this unit, students will:
  • Identify at least 3 issues being debated by candidates in the current Presidential campaign
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various viewpoints on each issue and develop/clarify their own beliefs about the issues in the Presidential campaign
  • Analyze the candidates' stances on each issue, evaluate the candidates by comparing the candidates' beliefs/proposals to their own and choose a candidate to support for the Presidency
  • Advocate on behalf of the candidate of their choice in a public forum

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