For ages 12 and up. Here are three inventive warm-ups related to the world of politics!


Are you teaching a drama/social studies integration unit? Or would you like to try something entirely new with your students? Here are three very detailed drama activities with political themes!


Dodge the Question
Choose a student to be a political candidate. Choose another student to play a hard-hitting journalist. The journalist will ask the candidate a question that accuses them of wrong-doing.

A question may involve accusations of:

  • Accepting a bribe
  • Leaving the scene of an accident after causing injury
  • Public intoxication
  • Protecting a criminal in return for receiving campaign funding
  • Plus ten more suggestions!

Candidates must do anything BUT answer the question. (There are several examples of how to dodge questions also included in this tutorial.)


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