What You Need to Know:

SS.C.2.9: Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue-based platforms, debates, and political ads.

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Block 1:

Use the videos to answer the following questions:

What Qualifications do you need to become President?

What Qualifications do you need to become a Senator?

What qualifications do you need to be a member of the House of Representatives?

Block 2:

We need to learn how to evaluate candidates who are running for public office. We know that people mostly base their decision on who they are going to vote for on which political party they are a part of. However there are other factors to take into account. Use the slideshow below to learn about other factors that we should be using to evaluate candidates.