Interest Groups-Activity

On May 11, 2020, in Assignments, by lwaddell

For this assignment you will get to know some Interest Groups.  There are several the AP would like you to know.  You need to look up each Interest Group and write a quick summary.  Some things to include are who do they represent, what is their issue, what resources do they have, i.e., voters, cash and how do they influence government?

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
American Medical Association (AMA)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Association of Manufacturers  (NAM)
Sierra Club
National Rifle Association (NRA)

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Interest Groups Explained

On May 11, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell
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Interest Groups-Readings

On May 11, 2020, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Answer the questions that proceed each reading and send your responses to lwaddell@tuhsd.k12.az.us

Madison’s Dilemma

1. Is the thinking of the framers relevant to contemporary politics?
2. Does Madison have anything to say that resonates with the dynamics of American politics in the twenty-first century?
3. Should groups, for example, be required to look at more than one issue, or should they be required to explain how their positions and interests would benefit the nation?

Interest Groups and the American Political System

1. What is the relationship between a system of government and the behavior of groups?
2. Mark Rozell and Clyde Wilcox note several factors which contribute to the important role played by interest groups in American politics. What are those factors and what is their role?
3. Discuss the single-member district system according to Rozell and Wilcox.

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Voting Activity

On May 4, 2020, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Here is an activity for Ch 9 that will help you understand how people vote. This is a good activity with the election of 2020 coming up.

Voting Activity

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Campaign and Voting Lecture

On May 4, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the lecture notes for Ch 9.

Campaign and Voting Lecture Notes

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Political Parties-Project

On April 27, 2020, in Assignments, by lwaddell

A political party is group of persons who seek to control government through the winning of elections and the holding of public office. In America there are many political parties. The two largest are the Democrats and Republicans.  For this activity you will be gathering information on political parties. You will need to select three issues, or planks from five different political parties. The planks can be anything that interests you, such as education, welfare, military spending, and taxes are just a few examples.

Requirements:

You will select three planks from five parties. The planks may be any topic that interests you.  You will create a visual representation of the planks from all five parties.  This can be a prezi, video, posters, or another form.  PowerPoint is not encouraged, think outside the box. It is highly encouraged that you use the Democrats and Republicans as two of your parties.  The other three are entirely up to you.

Here is a sample of political parties. This list is by no means the only parties that you may use. If you use a party that is not listed here you must include the web address in your paper.

Democratic National Committee
Republican National Committee
The Green Parties of North America
Communist Party USA Libertarian Party

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Political Parties Lecture Notes

On April 27, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here are the lecture notes for Political Parties.

Political Parties lecture notes

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Week of April 20

On April 20, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the work for the week of April 20. All the work assigned below will be due by April 26 at 11:59 PM. The reading quiz for week will be found on schoology. The quiz is also due on April 26 by 11:59 PM.

Read chapter 7. Pages 214-243
Ch 7 Lecture

Ch 7 Reading Assignment
Maureen Dowd

After reading answer the following questions.
1. Does Mrs. Dowd paint an accurate picture of the president?  

2. Are her views bias?  If so, does she lean to the left or to the right of the political spectrum?


Ch 7 Mass Media Project Answer EITHER question 1 or 2.

To help gain an understanding of how the media may be biased, we will examine three sources; one liberal, one conservative, one moderate and see how they portray the president.  Be consistent with your theme.  One example would be the climate deal signed by the president.  You would look for that theme in all three of your sources.  This project will be due the next time class meets.
Procedure:
1. Find three editorials from three different sources that talk about  President Trump. There should be a liberal source, a conservative source and one independent source.  There are links at the bottom to assist your search.  Summarize in your own words how the editorials portray the president, what type of tone are they taking, and how could this editorial influence voter.

2. Find three political cartoons from three sources. These three sources need to be different than the three selected in question 1. The cartoons need to portray the President. The cartoons may be on any topic as long as the President is in the cartoon. Summarize each cartoon using the questions from question 1.

3. Analyze how the President is portrayed. Is the President popular? Is he well received in certain countries, but not others? Is there any general feelings that you can gather about the President?

Link:
List of Liberal and Conservative Media Outlets

Ch 7 Reading Quiz-found on Schoology

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Week of April 13

On April 13, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

Here is the work for the week of April 13. All the work assigned below will be due by April 19 at 11:59 PM. The reading quiz for week will be found on schoology. The quiz is also due on April 19 by 11:59 PM.

Read chapter 6. Pages 180-213
Ch 6 Lecture
Ch 6 Reading Assignment
Ch 6 Ideology Assignment
Ch 6 Reading Quiz-found on Schoology

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Week of April 6

On April 6, 2020, in Information, by lwaddell

This week we will be covering Ch 5, Civil Rights. All the assignments will be due on April 13th by 11:59 PM. Here is a breakdown of the week.

Ch 5 pages 144-175
Civil Rights Readings
Civil Rights and Liberties Project
Civil Rights Reading Quiz

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