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Musings of a History Gal


 It's scarier than the monsters, zombies, ghosts and goblins that wander the streets on the eve of October 31st! It is ELECTION time!






While some local and state elections are currently underway, the major presidential election is still a year away. And, even though the presidential election is not until 2016, the Republican and Democratic candidates are in the news almost daily and debates between the candidates have already taken place. While all the candidate rhetoric, snide remarks, and unveiled tax plans can be scary, it is actually a fun time to be teaching U.S. History or American Government. If you're looking for a way to incorporate the presidential campaign into your class, check out this freebie!
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23 comments

  1. Thanks for the great freebie. It will be very useful and helpful this yeat.

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  2. Hahaha! Right on, scary-time indeed. I think it's the fake smiles that spook me the most--you know the fangs are about to drop down any minute! Well done, and thanks for the free resource!

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    1. There have been some great cartoons about it recently. My favorite is the guy who escapes from prison only to see that the election is still a year away despite all the billboards and media attention. He turns himself back in:)

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    2. haha! That's funny, Andrea. Political cartoons are a great reading resource-having students figure out why it's funny. Although, it's not always funny, is it?

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  3. Checked out the free resource, and it's fantastic! And, yes, election season is the scariest season of all....

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  4. I love your freebie and will be forwarding it on to the history faculty at my school. Thanks for sharing your awesome materials with our fellow teachers.

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  5. Great way to enable student to understand the issues,and to separate fact from media slant and propaganda.

    Connie

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    1. I think it really helps for students to understand propaganda techniques - they are all around us!

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    1. Nothing bad, just a repeated comment:)

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  7. Excellent, interactive, authentic-learning freebie! I am going to showcase it on my Facebook page tomorrow :-)

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    1. Thank you! I don't think I'm following you on Facebook. I need to do that!

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  8. Awesome freebie! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. Thanks, just downloaded your freebie! It will work wonderfully in my American Literature class.

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    1. Yay! I'm glad it'll work in American Literature, too!

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  10. Thanks, Andrea. Your freebie will be very useful when I do Animal Farm.

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    1. Oh, I hadn't thought of using it with Animal Farm - that's a great idea!

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  11. Your freebie gave me a great idea- In English we call those types of propaganda "logical fallicies." This might be the pre-writing activity for my first paper next fall. Thanks!

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  12. I am in a communication unit right now in my learning strategies class. This will be a great lesson on how one needs to fact check communication because not that everything you hear is fact! Thanks!

    -Lisa
    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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