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Ladue Horton Watkins High School Students Gather to Watch Presidential Candidate Debate

Most students will earn extra credit by attending and participating in the discussion.

Information was provided by the Ladue School District Communications Department.

When U.S. Presidential Candidates President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney square off to debate for the first time tonight, hundreds of Ladue Horton Watkins High School students will be gathered to watch in the high school’s Performing Arts Center.

 “It’s an extreme learning opportunity,” says Student Council Sponsor and Social Studies Teacher Jim Goldwasser.  “It’s politics, debate, U.S. Government and more, all rolled into one.  Giving students an opportunity to gather not only increases the chances of them watching the debate, it increases their chances of discussing it, and therefore, thinking more deliberately about it.”

Students will begin gathering at 7:45 p.m.  Most social studies teachers are offering extra credit for attendance and some government classes have assignments regarding the debate.

Lee Goodman October 04, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Hundreds showed up for the viewing while we are watched silently to the debate

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