Reflection: Debate Cast Your Vote: Debating Character Traits for a President - Section 2: Experience Learning


If I had more time to work with this lesson, I would have extended this part of the lesson into a debate amongst my students!  I think having the students reach into a hat and pull out a character trait would have been a fun way to introduce this lesson!  Then students could take their trait and choose to either advocate for that trait if they felt it would be a trait that a "good" president would need! On the other hand, if they felt this would not be a trait for a "good" president to have, they could disapprove of the trait.  If I had more time here, I would have definitely had a class debate!  

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Cast Your Vote: Debating Character Traits for a President

Unit 9: President Opinion Writing Unit
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT determine an opinion about the topic of “what makes a good president” and identify reasons that support the opinion.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will discuss what makes a good president and identify character traits that support their reasoning.

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English / Language Arts, character traits, opinion, Presidents, reasoning, evidence, debate, opinion writing
  30 minutes
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