"Guilty": should Mr Trump run for president?

On May 30th 2024 the world watched as Donald Trump became the first former US president to be found guilty of a crime. Many of his supporters have vowed that this will not affect their vote in the election later this year. Should people convicted of crimes be allowed to run for president?

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About this lesson

Use this one-hour lesson to help your students:

  • Discuss what rules should be in place to run for president
  • Debate whether or not Mr Trump should be allowed to run for president
  • Consider how this news story might affect US voters' decisions

This lesson develops the following skill:


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Listening critically

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