What the students do: Small groups determine the most important elements of democracy and create a graphic representation of those they think are thriving and those they think are challenges in our country.
What the students do: Learn about and find examples of different advertising strategies used in political ads and then create their own political ad for the candidate or ballot measure of their choosing.
What the students do: Take the roles of candidates and their staff members or reporters for different media outlets and conduct a simulated press conference. Members of the media will endorse a candidate; candidates and staff members will create their last ad before the hypothetical election.
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