Showing posts with label Debate Hub. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Debate Hub. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Five Last Minute Debate Resources

Tonight is the final US Presidential Candidate debate. If you're in need of lesson plan ideas or resources for discussing tonight's debate or the 2008 US Presidential election in general, I have compiled a short list of resources which you will find below the video from CNN Student News. This video from CNN Student News outlines the history and formats of presidential debates. (If you're reading this in a RSS feeder you may need to visit the blog directly to see the video).

Resources for teaching lessons about the US Presidential debate and election.
The Living Room Candidate
Google 2008 Election Page and Maps
PBS Vote 2008 - Teachers and Students page
Analyzing the Language of Presidential Debates
C-Span Debate Hub

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Presidential Campaign and Debate Resources

C-Span which hosted Convention Hubs to provide coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions is launching Debate Hub. Debate Hub will aggregate blog, Twitter, and video coverage of the Presidential debates. The three minute video embedded below provides more details about Debate Hub.

Applications for Education
Debate Hub hasn't gone live yet, but should be live in time for the first debate this Friday. There are some resources live on C-Span right now that teachers and students can access. C-Span has a debate worksheet (pdf) that students can use to evaluate the candidates during the debate. Another resource worth exploring is the 2008 Election Map covering all of the House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races across the country.

(Thanks to Simon Owens for the tip about Debate Hub).