Video Writing Prompts: Colbert Goes to Congress

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K-2: Job for a Day

Stephen Colbert worked on a farm for a day to see what that job was like. If you could do any job for a single day, what would it be? Draw a picture of yourself doing that job. Write 5 adjectives to describe what you think that day would be like.

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3-5: Day on the Farm Journal

Imagine that you work on a farm. Write a journal entry that describes your day from when you wake up in the morning to when you go to bed at night. 


6-8: School Government Guidance

Colbert is at Congress to share his experience as a migrant farm worker. Witnesses help Congressional representatives make informed decisions on issues. It is your turn to help your the Student Government (or the principal) improve your school!


Think of something you think will make school better for you and your classmates. In two paragraphs, write a persuasive argument explaining why that change will make you school a better place to learn.


9-12: Colbert Congress Controversy


Many people objected to Colbert's Congress appearance because he made it seem like a joke. Do you think Colbert was successful in raising awareness about the plight of migrant farm workers by staying in character? Explain why his behavior positively or negatively impacted the cause.


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