Election 2012 offers educators great teaching moments with real-world relevance, especially about the presidential candidates. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have crafted campaign narratives about who they are, what they’ve done and how they would lead America. You can now watch Frontline’s The Choice 2012 online at the program website. Here’s a quick preview:
This two-hour-long documentary journeys into the places, people, and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency. Hundreds of hours of research and dozens of original interviews reveal new details and fresh insights about the two candidates. Leading up to the film’s premiere, Frontline is sharing rare documents, video clips and candidates’ photographs as well as notes from law school, the Romney-Kennedy debate clip, and much more. Also, several Obama and Romney biographers will be discussing these documents and clips.
You can also visit Frontline’s Teachers Center with links to subjects such as business/economy, diversity, foreign affairs/defense, government/public policy, and health/science/technology.