For all middle school grades we will take the next few weeks to cover the 2012 Presidential Election. We will be learning about the candidates personal and public lives, their views on issues, and how they debate. We will also be doing some debating of our own! I have asked the students to watch portions of the debates and we will be analyzing and discussing these as well. We will be learning about the process of elections including the Electoral college and qualifications for becoming president. It should be a fun few weeks and we will end our election studies with our own vote!