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Age, Ageism and the Presidential Election
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Age, Ageism and the Presidential Election

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It’s nearly impossible to watch a news program these days without mentioning the age of the two main contenders in the 2024 Presidential election. The candidates for the two major parties (Democratic and Republican) are the oldest major-party nominees in history. President Joe Biden, if re-elected, would be eighty-two years old on inauguration day in January 2025 and former President Donald Trump would be seventy-eight. In addition to discussions, conversations and polls about whether age is an important and legitimate factor to consider, these conversations also can perpetuate stereotypes, bias and ageism. 

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to explore characteristics they consider important to be a U.S. President, reflect on their own thoughts and opinions about age, ageism and the Presidential election and learn more about the context of understanding age limitations for politicians.

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April 19, 2024
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