IBL Project: What's Your Issue? Immigration

Immigration


This week, you will be taking on the role of investigative reporters. Your task is to research and present unbiased information regarding the Presidential candidates’ stance on top election issues. Each group will take on an election issue and candidate to research. The issues we are addressing are: the economy, immigration, climate change, gun control, and refugees.  Our goal is that you understand that being an informed voter requires knowledge and research beyond the headline news stories.  


On Monday and Tuesday, you will spend the day researching and developing a Google presentation and oral presentation.  You will have lunch, gym, and specials classes as usual.


On Wednesday morning, the top presenting teams on each issue will present to a larger audience, the 8th grade class..  Please invite your parents to join us in the cafeteria on Wednesday morning at 8:30 am.  We hope you will become well-informed on some important electoral issues throughout this process!


On Monday night, we encourage you to  watch the first Presidential debate. On Tuesday night, a Frontline special is airing, “The Choice 2016” on PBS. Both shows will help increase your knowledge and prepare you to make a stance on a candidate based on these issues.


Which candidate should I vote for and WHY?  What stance do I take on various political issues? Do I have enough knowledge on various issues to make an educated choice?


Sources:  https://newsela.com/text-sets/64412/immigration-election

http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/09_05_16/what-s-at-stake/

http://upfront.scholastic.com/results.html?search=1&text=immigration

http://upfront.scholastic.com/election-2016/meet-the-candidates/

http://www.isidewith.com/polls

http://www.isidewith.com/candidate-guide/donald-trump/immigration

http://www.isidewith.com/candidate-guide/hillary-clinton/immigration

http://www.isidewith.com/candidate-guide/donald-trump-vs-hillary-clinton/immigration

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/issues/

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/


Upfront: ACCESS CODE IS:  G5KRW2

Junior Scholastic: ACCESS CODE IS:  EP65WL