(CNN Student News) -- Record the CNN Presents Classroom Edition: Sarah Palin Revealed when it airs commercial-free on October 13, 2008, from approximately 4:10-- 5:00 a.m. ET on CNN. (A short feature begins at 4:00 a.m. and precedes the program.)
Teachers: Please note that a Classroom Edition of the companion program, Joe Biden Revealed, is scheduled to air on October 20, 2008, from approximately 4:10-- 5:00 a.m. ET on CNN. Curriculum materials for Joe Biden Revealed are available at www.CNNStudentNews.com.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the state's youngest and first female governor, has been a television sports reporter, a commercial fisherman, a city council member and a mayor. Now she is the Republican nominee for U.S. vice president. CNN correspondent Drew Griffin interviews Palin's family members, friends, colleagues and challengers to learn about the events that have shaped her life and career.
Grade Level: 6-12
Subject Areas: Civics, Forensics
Objectives: The CNN Presents Classroom Edition: Sarah Palin Revealed and its corresponding discussion questions and activity challenge students to:
Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
Standard II. Time, Continuity and Change: Students will learn about the ways human beings view themselves in and over time.
Standard V. Individuals, Groups and Institutions: Students will explore how groups are formed, what controls and influences them, how they control and influence individuals and culture and how institutions can be maintained or changed.
Standard VI. Power, Authority and Governance: Students will understand the historical development of structures of power, authority and governance and their evolving functions in contemporary U.S. society as well as other parts of the world.
Curriculum Standards for Civics and Government
Standard III. How Does the Government Established by the Constitution Embody the Purposes, Values, and Principles of American Democracy?
Post Viewing Discussion Questions
Teachers: Use these Discussion Questions after viewing both the Sarah Palin and Joe Biden Revealed programs.
Inform students that Founding Father John Adams served as America's first vice president from 1789 - 1797. Next, read the following statement by Mr. Adams to students and generate a discussion about its meaning: "I am vice president. In this I am nothing, but I may be everything." Then ask: In your opinion, should voters consider the vice presidential candidate when casting their ballots for the presidency? Have each student choose one of this year's vice presidential candidates and conduct research to learn more about his or her views and background. Direct each student to write a paper explaining why this individual should or should not be elected to the position that is "a heartbeat away" from the presidency.
vice president, U.S. Constitution, debate, Gov. Sarah Palin, Sen. Joe Biden, election, fiscal conservative, Washington insider
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