This highly engaging lesson teaches students to analyze and criticize Donald Trump by dissecting the words and ideas in his victory speech. Not only will students be able to analyze Trump's ideas, but also compare evidence from his speech to the words and ideas of past presidential speeches.
This dynamic lesson includes three documents in which past presidential speeches (Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, JFK, and FDR) are juxtaposed to excerpts from Trump's victory speech.
This high-quality handout is designed to have students follow a close-reading routine: read, summarize, and then evaluate Trump's credibility and authority.
The layout is simple, direct, and minimal in order to empower student thinking through rigorous and standards-aligned questions.
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