We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
The American Electoral Process
- Mike Kubic
This article discusses the convoluted and problematic means by which American citizens help select their president.Pair “The American Electoral Process” with “Who Gets to Be President?” and ask students to discuss how the electoral process is depicted in the two texts. How does the tone of the two texts differ?
Richard Nixon’s Resignation Speech
- President Richard M. Nixon
“Richard Nixon’s Resignation Speech” explains how Nixon is resigning from the office of president for the good of the American people and focuses on the positive elements of Nixon’s legacy.Pair “Richard Nixon’s Resignation Speech” with “Who Gets to Be President?” and ask students to discuss Richard Nixon’s resignation process. Did the process transpire as it was described in the text “Who Gets to Be President?” or did it occur differently? What special circumstances played into this example?