Students will draw a slip of paper with a presidential and vice presidential candidate team, as well as 2 or 3 major issues highlighted during the presidential debate. This will be their candidate team and topics to argue FOR.
On one sheet, students will need to find as much factual information about their assigned candidate and their stance on the topic as they can.
On the other sheet, students will need to find the same factual information on the opposing candidate. For example, if they are researching Hillary Clinton and her stance on the economy, on the second page they will need to find that information on Donald Trump so that they can be properly prepared to defend why Clinton is better than Trump on the economy.
There is an additional sheet for students to take notes on as the classroom debate occurs so that they can begin preparing to rebut or defend the opposing side.