Clinton, Trump, and me comparison *

Created by Sean Pixler

Essential Skills

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand the rights and responsibilities of each citizen and demonstrate the value of lifelong civic actionSS.6- 8.PSCL.1)

Understand issues regarding personal, political, and economic rights.                                                                     Understand participation in civic and political life can help bring about the attainment of individual and public goals.          


Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo. (SS.6-8.H.4)

       Understand significant events and people, including women and minorities, in the major eras of history.                                                                                     


The purpose of this lesson is for students to think critically about where they stand on political issues and how those ideas align with the beliefs of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.  In order to do this, the students will need to visit where they type in Clinton and Trump.  After typing in these names the students will then take the information displayed and make two ven diagrams using Venn Diagram Visualizer and compare themselves to Trump in one diagram and Clinton in the other.  After completing these diagrams, the students will go to and take the political quiz.  This political quiz will show who you side with the most but you do not see the results until the end.  The students should then compare their results from (when they knew who sided with what issue) to  Using Google Docs the students should then write a reflection comparing who they agreed with in the two polls.  They should explain whether the two political quizzes matched up.  If not then why do they feel that way?  Are they surprised by their results etc.


Chromebook or laptop.

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