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Background 2016 presidential candidates Basic details of each candidate’s backgroundWhere the Candidates Stand on 2016’s Biggest IssuesWhat happens when … and how The important dates, Feb-Nov, listed and explained2016 Primary Results and Calendar Quickview of the results so far by NYTimes Warm-up “I’ll Be the President” (3:06) A fun rap about the process of becoming a presidentWhat do kids want in a president? (1:20) Kids talk about what kind of person they think the next president should be like.“Slow Jam the News” with President Obama (7:05) Jimmy Fallon and President Obama slow jam the news, discussing Obama’s legacy, accomplishments and thoughts on the 2016 election.44 Presidents A rap song made after Obama became presidentCouch Commander (4:45) What will Obama do after his presidency? Vocabulary Lesson Plans Reading Listening Viewing Who can run for president (1:26) Short, simple explanation (yr7)Presidential Power 1 (6:29) Crash Course on Government and Politics, fast speech. Speaking Quiz

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