Storytelling and Politics
A few weeks ago, I finally sat down to watch the Sandra Bullock movie Our Brand is Crisis. It would be great to incorporate portions of this movie into a discussion on campaigning, particularly given the current election cycle. (Note: It has an R rating, so proceed according to your school policy.)
Then, a couple weeks ago, I saw this video in the New York Times, where a real life political strategist talks about the story lines that campaigns strive to create. He definitely gives some of his own opinions in the piece, so I would talk to students about that before-hand, but it might be an interesting pairing with the Sandra Bullock movie and a discussion on this year's election.