Polarization in the US

Some say that polarization is a major issue in the US presidential election. What is polarization, and what can we do about it?


Task 1

Discuss with your partner what the following definition means. Can you find some examples of polarization?

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

Task 2

Watch the CNN video and discuss these questions in pairs. Be prepared to discuss your thoughts in groups or with the class.


Task 3

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

  • Max. 250 words.
  • See below for sources if you need inspiration.