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Media Literacy: How to Watch Presidential Debates

October 10, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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The 2016 campaign has already provided a wealth of dramatic moments, thwarted expectations and unusual exchanges between candidates and other public figures.

The nature of the two major party candidates has led to eager anticipation of their face-to-face meetings.

The debates provide rich teaching opportunities in social studies, language arts and media literacy. In addition to helping students understand the role of the debates in our election process, using the debates as a teaching tool will help students examine the candidates’ use of language and word choice, and analyze the media’s influence on both the debate process and on the electorate.

LEARN MORE from Frank W. Baker and Karen Zill about Media Literacy and related standards for ELA, civics and history/social studies:

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