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Utah Vice Presidential Debate Curriculum Resources

Open up new political dialogue with your students centered around the October 7, 2020, vice presidential debate. Get current lesson plans and resources for your classroom.

The debate

Elementary school debate resources:

presidential debate

Watch the Presidential Debates

Evaluate candidates' performance in debates

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mock election plan

Debates and Mock Election Plan

Explore the parties, create a presidential race, experience a debate

kid's guide to running for president

A Kid's Guide to Running for President

Outline the election process and debate a relevant issue

Middle school debate resources:

watch guide

Debate Watch Guide

A ready-to-use guide for watching any debate

KQED debate overview

The Presidential Debates from KQED

Analyze and evaluate the history/role of presidential debates

students have a debate

Host a Presidential Debate from PBS

Study logical fallacies and persuasion techniques, then host a debate

debatewatch

Debatewatch

Designed to watch the debate, turn it off before commentary, and discuss what you saw and heard.

Presidential debate

Presidential Debate Analysis from C-SPAN

Watch and evaluate previous Presidential debates

comparative chart

Vice Presidential Debate Viewing

Find the issues supported by each candidate

High school debate resources:

debatewatch

Debatewatch

Designed to watch the debate, turn it off before commentary, and discuss what you saw and heard.

a teacher hosting a debate

Host a class debate from C-SPAN

Complete Task 2 to host a primary debate and vote on candidates

having a debate

Host a Presidential Debate from PBS

Study logical fallacies and persuasion techniques, then host a debate

Presidential debate

Presidential Debate Analysis from C-SPAN

Watch and evaluate previous Presidential debates

the debate watch guide

Debate Watch Guide

A ready-to-use guide for watching any debate

analyzing the history of debates

The Presidential Debates from KQED

Analyze and evaluate the history/role of presidential debates

comparative chart

Vice Presidential Debate Viewing

Find the issues supported by each candidate

silent debate research

Silent debate

Do the research then create an argument for your side

importance of debates

The Importance of Modern Debates

Do debates usually matter?