Lesson Plan: 2020 Presidential Candidates on the Issues

President Trump on Reopening the Economy

On May 21, 2020, President Trump delivered remarks at Ford Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He discussed reopening the economy.


In this lesson, students will view video clips of the 2020 presidential candidates from the two major political parties discussing specific issues like the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, immigration and the environment. Students will use these primary source video clips of President Trump and former Vice President Biden to summarize the candidates’ views on these issues and formulate their own opinions on the candidates.


Additional Resources


  • Asylum Seeker
  • Civil Unrest
  • Covid-19
  • Human Trafficking
  • Insurance Premium
  • Minimum Wage
  • Pre-existing Condition
  • Refugee
  • Regulation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Unemployment
  • Use Of Force


Campaigns & Elections


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