Sunday, September 16, 2012

Another Teachable Moment: Watching The Debates With Students

Four years ago, my colleague Karen Zill and I authored "Lights, Camera, Debate" an essay published in Cable In The Classroom magazine about the importance of how to watch a presidential debate.

Thanks to my colleagues at MiddleWeb, I have revised and 
updated this essay on the upcoming debates which includes a link to the original essay, as well as a revised debate watcher's worksheet.

The worksheet asks students to consider the setting, the techniques of persuasion, favorite phrases, rehearsed responses, camera cutaways, and post-debate analysis.

I hope you will share this with those who plan to engage students in the upcoming debates and the media coverage of same.

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