Politics and Wildfires
- 1 oktober 2020
- Niveau: Havo/vwo bovenbouw
- Bron: CBSN
Devastating wildfires ruin homes, villages and lots of nature in California, Oregon and Washington. Besides being international news, the wildfires have now become political news as well. Let’s find out more!
Watch the video from the beginning until 7:05. Answer the questions.
- What do the two presidential candidates in the USA disagree on?
- How does Joe Biden relate the wildfires to climate change?
- How does president Donald Trump respond to the suggestion that the wildfires are related to climate change?
- What do the two presidential candidates say about the suburbs and what will happen to them if the other party wins the election?
- What does Trump say about science?
Do you want to know more about this topic? Read the article and answer the questions.
- What are the consequences of the wildfires?
- Which solutions does Biden offer to deal with the wildfires?
- Why does Donald Trump think that Biden’s solutions won’t work?
- What does Joe Biden mean with “Another crisis he [Donald Trump] won’t take responsibility for”?
Discuss in groups of three:
- Do you think Trump and Biden should talk about the wildfires in their election campaigns? Why or why not?
- How do the statements of Trump and Biden reflect the views of the Democratic and Republican parties? Do you know political parties in the Netherlands that represent the same ideas?
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