Q4W5, April 18 – 22

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TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaCivics
Grade Level7
Week #5
Unit of InstructionPolitical Parties, Elections, and Public Opinion
Standard(s) Taught

SS.7.C.2.10 – Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government
SS.7.C.2.9 – Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue-based platforms, debates, and political ads.
SS.7.C.2.11 – Analyze media and political communications (bias, symbolism, propaganda).
SS.7.C.2.7 – Conduct a mock election to demonstrate the voting process and its impact on a school, community, or local level.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

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

Students will identify the requirements to run for state and local political office.

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

Students will evaluate how bias, symbolism, and propaganda can impact public opinion.

Students will participate in a mock election to demonstrate the voting process and its impact on a community.

Classroom Activities

Monday/Tuesday

  • Bellringer – Political Parties Quiz
  • Rotations:
    • Create Your Own Political Party
      • Work with your team to finalize your party presentation; check your rubric!
    • Evaluating Candidates Video 1 & 2; while watching complete the Graphic Organizers
      • When finished, work on EOC Flashcards

Wednesday

  • Create Your Own Political Party – Finalize presentation

Thursday/Friday

Assignments Due

Political Parties Quiz (formative)

Political Parties DIA (Summative)

All Flashcards must be finished!

Additional Resources