Political Party Project

On November 25, 2019, 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.


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 November 22, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Here are the lecture notes for Political Parties.

Political Parties lecture notes

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Mass Media Lecture Notes

On November 22, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell

Here are some lecture notes on Mass Media.

Mass Media lecture notes

Mass Media lecture

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Current Event-Political Parties

On November 22, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

You are to find a current event that deals with a Political Party.  Both parties have been in the news lately with the impeachment issues.  Be sure to look at either the DNC or RNC sites.  Use the form provided to complete the assignment.  This assignment is due the next scheduled class meeting.

Current Event-PDF

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Political Parties-Reading

On November 22, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Here is a  reading for Political Parties.  Answer the questions that proceed the reading and send your responses to lwaddell@tuhsd.k12.az.us

Two-Party System

1. According to APSA, weakened parties would result in what?
2. Discuss the consequences of the decline of political parties in America.
3. Explain what the party model envisions.

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Political Parties Explained

On November 22, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell
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Mass Media Project

On November 18, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

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.

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?

List of Liberal and Conservative Media Outlets

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Mass Media Reading

On November 18, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

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?

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Mass Media Explained

On November 15, 2019, in Information, by lwaddell
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Discussion Post #7 is open

On November 15, 2019, in Assignments, by lwaddell

Discussion Post #7 is now open. This one deals with the media. How much power do they have? Is it too much?

Discussion Post #7

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