Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Teachable Moment : Presidential Debate 10/16

 Please teachers, parents, and grown-ups always have some class and try to be non-partison as you discuss the election. Kids don't need their trusted grown-ups dissing family beliefs in class. We can be more professional than the media any day.

1. PBS NewsHour Extra PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES - LESSON ACTIVITY 
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/socialstudies/debates_short.html 

2. LESSON PLAN: THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES
http://www.quickmind.net/DebatesLesson.pdf 

3. PBS: Debating Our Destiny

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/debatingourdestiny/teacher_guide.html

 4. 2012 Presidential Election Resources

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/elections/teaching-methods/56372.html 

I thought they always had them already.

Nixon/Kennedy; the first televised debate.

 5. Do the presidential debates need fact-checkers?

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505144_162-57519176/do-the-presidential-debates-need-fact-checkers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CBSNewsGamecore+%28GameCore%3A+CBSnews.com%29 

Reagan/Mondale, 1984

6. The Path to the Presidency: Presidential Debates

http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2012/09/the-path-to-the-presidency-presidential-debates/ 

7. Presidential Debate Schedule 

http://usgovteducatorsblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/presidential-debate-schedule.html 

 8. 2012 Election Central News, videos, debates and polls

 http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule/

October 16, 2012
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt RomneyTopic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

 October 22, 2012
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt RomneyTopic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

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