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1 Extreme Elections Analyzing & Evaluating Critical Issues Election 2008

2 2008 race has the face of a changing America “After 218 years and 42 years presidents – all of them white and male - the field of White House hopefuls this time includes credible candidates whose race, gender, ethnicity, religion or personal history probably would have ruled them out in the past.” From: “2008 race has the face of a changing America,” USA TODAY, March 12, 2007

3 Can you name 2008’s Breakthrough Candidates? Black candidate: Sen. Barack Obama Female candidate: Sen. Hilary Clinton 72-year old candidate: Sen. John McCain 3x divorced candidate: Rudy Giuliani Mormon candidate: Mitt Romney Hispanic candidate: N.M. Governor Bill Richardson

4 Welcome to Extreme Elections!

5 Find an article in today’s USA TODAY about one of the following key issues: Immigration Environment Healthcare Iraq

6 The USA TODAY Newspaper

7 Value of USA TODAY Exclusive features & investigative reports Clear & concise style High-interest Color photos Students will: Get the latest news on key issues and define personal views Appreciate the historic value of the election Understand the impact of technology on the campaigns Become aware of the globalized economy Election 2008: For Students:

8 Election 2008 includes USA TODAY Newspapers Online Resources Inside USA TODAY 14-Week Project Plan Professional Development

9 Election 2008 Historic Election Technology’s Impact Rights Carry Responsibilities Right to Vote Making Sound Decisions The Executive Branch Best & Worst Presidents Democratic Party Republican Party Third Parties Issue: The Environment Issue: Health Care Issue: Iraq Issue: Immigration

10 Experience a Lesson

11 Encourages sustained reading and higher-order thinking Weekly cross curricular activity. Content-specific student graphic organizer Features of Inside USA TODAY

12 News resources Lesson Plan archives Special interest Lessons by core subject Career education Event features Case Studies Project-based learning

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14 Thank you Julie Parslow (407) , ext. 271


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