In anticipation of Lynn University hosting the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22 at The Keith C. and Elaine Johnson World Performing Arts Center, the educational institution is engaging students in grades K-12 with its 2012 Debate Curriculum for Education, available for free download on the iPad through Apple iTunes U or through Lynn University’s official debate website. Lynn University is the only 2012 presidential debate host school to offer a debate-related K-12 curriculum through iTunes U.

The Lynn University 2012 Debate Curriculum for Education lets students have all of the presidential debate materials right at their fingertips. Most of the activities have been tied to Florida’s New Generation Sunshine State Standards, and some are linked to the Common Core Standards which are used by many states.

There are three activities for each grade, kindergarten through fifth, and four activities for grades six through 12. Interactive activities include worksheets, coloring sheets, mock debates, multimedia content and more. Kindergarteners will learn to recognize the two political party symbols with a coloring exercise. Third graders will read different scenarios and identify which government level should be involved for a solution to the scenario. By watching past presidential debates, sixth graders will use scoring cards to determine which candidate did a better job. Presidential fact sheets and debate information is also available in the appendix of the web portal.

What a fun way to learn about the political process!

And fun learning is forever learning.

Ann Simpson

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