Tutorial: Evaluate the Candidates: Who Will You Choose?
Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue-based platforms, debates, and political ads. (Standard #: SS.7.C.2.9)
In this tutorial, students will learn how to evaluate candidates for political office. Students will analyze the issues most important to them and determine what qualities they would look for in a candidate for office. They will take into account background information, speeches, debates, and advertising as they evaluate a pair of candidates. And in the end, students will identify the candidate that they would be most likely to vote for!
NOTE: This interactive tutorial is a companion to Election Time in Tutorial Town that I also offer in my store. I also offer this product it in bundle form which includes Election Time in Tutorial Town.
If you do not have a computer for each student, you can present the tutorial class activity completing each activity as you progress through the tutorial. If you have a smartboard, students can complete the activity at their seat, individually or with partners, and then come to the smartboard to present the answer. If you have computers or a laptop for each student, students can complete the tutorial and add answers as they progress through the tutorial at their own pace. Either way, students can then use the worksheet as a study guide for a quiz or the End of Course Exam.