Tomorrow is Super Tuesday, the day on which more than a dozen states and territories will hold primaries and caucuses. Here are a few useful links and videos for use in class.
In “Super Tuesday: Everything you need to know” US news anchor Katie Couric explains what Super Tuesday is and what’s at stake for the candidates in this two-minute video.
The BBC also has a good two-minute video “What makes Super Tuesday so super?” that focuses on what the day means for the candidates in terms of time and money. Katty Kay describes it as being like “a series of final exams all held on the same day. A candidate has to perform well across enough of them to graduate to the next phase of the campaign”.
“What’s the deal with Super Tuesday” a two-and-a-half minute video by the Guardian focuses more on what Super Tuesday actually means for each of the delegates, describing Super Tuesday as being “jackpot time”.
For the Star Wars fans amongst your students, the following cartoon provides a light-hearted look at what’s facing the Republican Party (published at the end of 2015, it is still very topical).
And by the way, today is “Leap Day”, the day on which women traditionally ask men to marry them. This cartoon by Christian Adams, a political cartoonist for The Daily Telegraph, puts a rather nice spin on this, showing Hillary Clinton proposing to the Democratic voters ahead of Super “Choose” Day.
Now all we have to do is wait and see what happens …