Bring the Debates Into the Gifted Classroom
Bring the Debates Into the Gifted Classroom
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 by Sean Redmond

The first Presidential debate kicks off tonight, offering viewers a chance to watch the candidates discuss important issues face-to-face. Will education policy be one of them? We’ll have to tune in to find out. Either way, teachers should encourage their students to follow the debates, as they are a good way to engage them in civic study and help them grow into educated, informed citizens.

For teachers looking to incorporate the debate into their classrooms, there are a number of resources out there to help do so:

Teachers should also let their gifted students know about McGraw-Hill Education’s “Enter the Debate” contest, in which students are encouraged to write 250-word (or less) essays that teachers can then submit for a chance to win $10,000 in classroom grants. And of course, now is the perfect time to use Prufrock’s Electing the President for students in grades 4–8. You can purchase it from our website here.