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November 15, 2019

Impeachment hearings: Short activity for your students

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Directions: Read the summary, watch the video and complete the impeachment hearing activity. The activity (PDF here) can be applied to any lawmaker, Democrat or Republican. The second section pertains to the witnesses. You can turn on the “CC” (closed-captions) function and read along with the transcript here.

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Watch LIVE TESTIMONY here.

Summary:  On Friday, Nov. 15, Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is scheduled to testify in a public hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry against Trump. The hearing comes the same week that two other diplomats– George Kent and William Taylor, testified that they believed Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, tried to dig up dirt on former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Kent testified that Giuliani also orchestrated a smear campaign against Yovanovitch to force her out.

The impeachment probe has entered a new, public phase and centers on Trump’s dealings with Ukraine—particularly a July phone call in which he asked Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden.

Impeachment hearing activity: Ask your students to fill out one or both sections as they watch the impeachment hearings.

COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

NAME of REPRESENTATIVE:

POLITICAL PARTY:

QUESTIONS ASKED THAT INTRIGUED YOU THE MOST:

TONE OF REPRESENTATIVE:

PREPAREDNESS:

SOMETHING YOU LEARNED THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW BEFORE:

SOMETHING YOU HEARD THAT YOU HAD FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT:

ANY ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

 

WITNESS

NAME of REPRESENTATIVE:

RESPONSES THAT INTRIGUED YOU THE MOST:

TONE OF WITNESS:

PREPAREDNESS:

SOMETHING YOU LEARNED THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW BEFORE:

SOMETHING YOU HEARD THAT YOU HAD FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT:

ANY ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

 

 


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