Presidential Election Activity: Kids Debate Issues Presented at 2016 Debate! FUN
This is a GREAT activity to complete right before the election!!
My kids are OBSESSED with it.
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How it works (in short):
Kids divided randomly into the two major political parties.
Kids given several hot topics to research.
Kids must present a valid argument (given their assigned political party), & debate a student from the opposing political party.
Instructions for what kids need to research for homework
Debate Topics (in great detail with "points to consider", etc)
Basic grading instructions
What is not included:
Political bias or opinion
Extremely controversial or adult social issues (i.e. abortion, same sex marriage, BLM, etc.)
GREAT real-world, real-life, STEM style activity. This is for kids not just to learn or read about politics and current global and American issues, but to consider BOTH sides DESPITE opinions or affiliations, and debate the professionally and respectfully!!
This activity can EASILY be scaled for any age. For younger kids, just have them understand the issues and debate the very basic stances. For older kids, have them understand all sides of issues, conflicts, consequences, opposing standpoints, etc and debate IN DETAIL.