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Making Civics Real Workshop 2: Electoral Politics  
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Lesson Plan:Teaching the Lesson: Activity 4

Activity 4: Represent the Candidates

With the start of this activity, the focus of students’ research will shift from studying the issues to studying the candidates and their positions on the issues. This research can be conducted either individually or in cooperative learning groups. Select specific students to represent each of the candidates (they can be supporters; they do not have to actually “play” the candidate). The rest of the class will ask questions of the candidates, using the ideas they prepared for homework the previous evening. At the end of this activity, which concludes the formal part of the lesson, students should reflect on whether their choice of candidate has changed and discuss their reasoning. These reflections may be required as a brief essay or just discussed in class.

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