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1960 Nixon-Kennedy Debate



Media literacy and critical thinking lesson analyzing a video clip with and without sound from the 1960 debate between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon for messages about candidate image and televised debates.

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Unit: 1952-1964 The Advent of Television
Kit: Media Constructions of Presidential Campaigns
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Resource Details


Relevant Subject Area(s)

Film/Video Arts, US History And Government

Grade Level(s)

High School, College

Media Type(s)

Speech, Television Program

Author(s)

Sox Sperry & Chris Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: History Social Studies (RH), Speaking and Listening (SL)