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Debate the Headlines using Washington Journal Directed Questions

Using this C-SPAN Debate the Headlines site, you can have students watch a portion of the Washington Journal in which viewers answer a directed question, thereby exposing the students’ to a variety of opinions from across the country. C-SPAN’s teacher tips suggests you ask students, while watching, to note the strongest arguments. Then, conduct a classroom debate on the directed question. (You may wish to instruct students to conduct additional research that will allow them to evaluate and defend their positions.)