Presidential Debate
Viewer's Guide

Thanks to Ms. Amori for putting this together!

If you want extra credit, hand in this completed form on Monday.

1. Before viewing the debate, which best describes your preference, if you could vote:

___a. pro-Bush ___b. pro-Kerry ___c. undecided ___d. donít care.

Getting ready to watch: You will be looking for two types of information;

2. After you have watched for a while, begin to fill in the chart, with some public

speaking strengths and weaknesses of each candidate. If possible, give some examples:

CANDIDATE PUBLIC SPEAKING

STRENGTHS

PUBLIC SPEAKING

WEAKNESSES

SPECIFIC

EXAMPLES

Bush

 

 

 

 

 

     
Kerry

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

3. As the debate continues, choose any TWO issues and fill in the chart, stating each candidateís position on the issues you choose, under that column heading. If provided, list the backup each provides for his position.

CANDIDATE

ISSUE

ONE:

_________

ISSUE

TWO:

____________

FACTS, REASONS AND EXAMPLES

HE PROVIDES TO BACK UP THIS

POSITION

Bush

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

Kerry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

4. In your opinion, who "won" the debate? This does not mean whose position you

support, but who did a better job at presenting his views?

____Bush ___Kerry.

5. Did your preferences for who should be the next president change, after viewing

the debate?

___Yes ___No. Why/why not?

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Return to US 7 September Calendar

Return to US 8 September Calendar