Q4W3, April 3-7

Interest Groups_StudentDocs


2 parties handout

DesignYourOwnPoliticalParty-Evaluation Lesson Student Documents

TeacherCara Copeland
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #3
Unit of InstructionPolitical Parties
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.2.8 – Identify America’s current political parties and illustrate their ideas about government.

SS.7.C.2.9 – Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue-based platforms, and political ads.

SS.7.C.10 – Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government. 

SS.7.C.11 – Analyze media and political communications (bias, symbolism, propaganda)

SS.7.C.2.13 – Examine multiple perspectives on public and current issues. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will identify the constitutional requirements to run for federal political office. 

Students will evaluate the impact political parties have on society, government, or the political system.

Students will identify and evaluate the methods used by interest groups and the media to monitor and/or influence the government.

Students will use scenarios to identify bias, symbolism, and propaganda, then, evaluate the impact on public opinion.

Classroom Activities


  • Interests Groups Video and Activities
  • Propaganda Activity
  • Create Your Own Political Party preparation



  • Create Your Own Political Party 
  • Cast Your Vote iCivics Game



  • Evaluating Candidates: Video and Activity
  • DIA Unit 6 Open Notes
  • Nearpod: Welcome to Foreign Policy (student-paced) Each period has their own code. 
Assignments Due



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