This is a great activity to get your class involved and connect them to the issues that shaped the America's government and first political parties. Students will need to complete research on their chosen or assigned topic which could be the National Bank, the Military, and other topics. They will be expected to act as political party members and answer questions from the moderators. The activity includes all the topics, note-taking sheets, moderator's evaluation sheets and criteria, as well as suggested materials for research. Use podiums if available for the debates - students love that! Students also enjoy clips from past and recent presidential debates before they begin.