Carson becomes second candidate to back Trump

Daily News Article - March 14, 2016


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. Name the former presidential candidate who was the first to endorse Donald Trump.

3. Dr. Carson is a highly respected pediatric neurosurgeon. In 1987, he gained world-wide recognition as the principal surgeon in the 22-hour separation of conjoined twins. After acknowledging his expertise in medicine, Donald Trump said he will get his advice in what other area of expertise? Why does he say he will do so?

4. For what main reason has Dr. Carson endorsed Mr. Trump?

5. The reporter writes, “Although Dr. Carson is a less established political figure, his backing could be more decisive…The first test of Dr. Carson's impact could come when Florida and Ohio - two states with winner-take-all primaries - vote on Tuesday.”
What effect do you think Dr. Carson’s endorsement will have on Donald Trump’s campaign in the upcoming primaries? Explain your answer.

CHALLENGE: Watch the short video clip from Dr. Carson’s endorsement of Donald Trump.
a) For what reasons does Dr. Carson say he is giving Donald Trump his endorsement?
b) Tone is the attitude a speaker takes towards his/her subject. What was the tone of Dr. Carson’s comments about his support for Donald Trump?
c) Does Dr. Carson’s endorsement cause you to change your mind about Donald Trump? Explain your answer.
d) Ask a parent the same questions.
NOTE TO STUDENTS: Support for a particular candidate or political party is a controversial issue for many Americans. Be polite to those with whom you disagree when discussing your support for or opposition to a candidate and always give the other person a chance to explain his/her point of view. Also, learn how to recognize when it is no longer productive to discuss an issue on which you strongly disagree.