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For this mini-unit, students become investigative reporters who learn as much as they can about the candidates so they can inform voters about what experience, leadership qualities and values the candidates would bring to the presidency.
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The goal of this week’s unit is to help students read, watch, research and discuss in order to come to conclusions grounded in evidence about the candidates and the issues.