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Two-Party Debate

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Students will culminate the unit on political parties with a debate on whether America should continue on with a two-party system or move to a multi-party system. To incorporate technology and an international aspect to the debate you will be participating with a classroom from Canada via Skype, a country that has a multi-party system. Both sides will be given a day to research and prepare their opening statements, main arguments and closing statements. On the day of the debate, each team will have a brief opening statement and then a longer period to layout their main supporting facts. The debate will close with a two-minute closing statement. There won't be a winner declared in an effort to maintain good relations with our neighboring country.

Learning Targets: 
Compare and contrast a two-party system with a multi-party system
Defend orally your position that you researched
Understand the positives and negatives of each system
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rdevries
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Creative Commons Licence
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