*Analyze film sources referencing the 2008 presidential campaign and identify key points in the 2008 presidential campaign where race and racism were used and exploited as political strategy.
*Use the Venn diagram exercise to illustrate learning about the role of race in the 2008 elections with regard to students, Obama, and America.
Materials: Listed in order as they appear in the lesson
Educator Note: All Handouts can be shared as PDFs or uploaded to a shared online platform
Equipment to screen film clips and interview threads curated for this lesson
*Handout One: “The Race Speech” Film Clip Transcript
*Handout Two: The More Perfect Union Venn Diagram
*Handout Three: Interview Threads Transcripts
Length: Two 55-minute class periods