Quarter 4, Week 1

Unit of Study

Unit 8 – Political Parties, Elections, and Public Opinion

 

Unit Curriculum Standards

Unit Benchmarks

Conduct a mock election to demonstrate the voting process and its impact on a school, community, or local level. (Bush v. Gore, 2000)

SS.7.C.2.7

***Identify America’s current political parties, and illustrate their ideas about government.

SS.7.C.2.8

***Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue-based platforms, debates, and political ads.

SS.7.C.2.9

**Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.

SS.7.C.2.10

**Analyze media and political communications (bias, symbolism, propaganda).

SS.7.C.2.11

**Examine multiple perspectives on public and current issues.

SS.7.C.2.13

 

Unit Summative Assessments

·         Unit Summative Exam

·         District Assessment

 

Unit Vocabulary

Ballot

Caucus

Closed primary

Open primary

Mass media

National convention

Platform

Political machine

Polling place

Precinct

Referendum

Third party

Two-party system

Voter turnout

Electoral College

Popular vote

Public opinion poll

Winner-take-all system

Communist Party

Democratic Party

Libertarian Party

Lobbying

Lobbyist

Political Action Committee

Propaganda

Republican Party

Socialist Party

Special Interest

Watchdog

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Lesson Plans

Benchmark(s)

SS.7.C.2.8

SS.7.C.2.13

SS.7.C.2.8

SS.7.C.2.13

SS.7.C.2.8

SS.7.C.2.13

Objective

Students will learn about the major political parties within the United Stated of America.

Students will learn about the major political parties within the United Stated of America.

Students will learn about the major political parties within the United Stated of America.

Agenda

1.    Bell Ringer: Students will take a Political Party survey to see where they fall on the political spectrum.

 

2.    Political Parties PPT, lecture and discussion.

 

3.    Graphic Organizer

1.    Bell Ringer

 

2.    Political Parties PPT, lecture and discussion.

 

3.    Graphic Organizer

 

 

 

1.    Bell Ringer

 

2.    Political Parties PPT, lecture and discussion.

 

3.    Graphic Organizer

 

 

 

Bell Ringer

1.    Get YOUR iPad!

2.    Go to www.bestpoliticalquiz.com

3.    Click the red “Take the Quiz” button

4.    Answer all of the questions as truthfully as possible

5.    Do not submit your quiz until I tell you.

6.    If you are unsure what the question is asking just be patient, I will go over each question in a moment

7.    Once submitted, copy your results down in your bell ringer notebook.

1.    What do you think a political party is?

 

2.    What are the main functions of a political party?

1.    What are some similarities of the Democratic and Republican parties?

 

2.    What are some differences of the democratic and republican party?

Assessment

Political Survey (D)

Graphic Organizer (F)

Graphic Organizer (F)

Homework

My Reflection pgs. 151-156

(Due Friday)

My Reflection pgs. 151-156

(Due Friday)

No Homework