Polarization in the US

You may have heard that polarization is a major issue in the US election. What is polarization and what can we do about it?

Task 1

Discuss with your partner what this definition means. Could you come up with some examples of polarization?

a sharp division, as of a population or group, into opposing factions.

Polarization can lead to more conflicts and hard discussions Foto: Unsplash.

Task 2

Watch the CNN-video and discuss these questions in pairs.

Your teacher will decide if you will discuss in groups or in the whole class.


Task 3

Write a five-paragraph essay describing the polarization and give your thoughts about how we could work against it. You can choose your own heading, or use this suggestion: "How could we united?"

  • Max 250 words.
  • Use the sources below if you need inspiration.