This fall will be a perfect time to have students watch Presidential campaign ads and analyze them.
First off, here are two excellent collections of video ads that are regularly updated:
2016 Campaign Ad Archive is from The New Republic.
The Ad Campaign is from The New York Times.
I’ll be using them in my Theory of Knowledge class and have students analyze them through the Ways of Knowing and through the fallacies we will have learned.
For Social Studies and English teachers, you can’t go wrong by exploring the resources of Frank Baker, who has been creating lessons on this topic for years:
Campaign Ads: Helping Students Find the Truth is an article he wrote for Middleweb, which links to a useful worksheet.
You can find all of Franks election resources here.
I’m adding this post to The Best Sites To Learn About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections.