Unit I: Political Culture and Ideology

Essential Question:  What does it mean to be a responsible citizen?

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Unit I Content Objectives:

Students will:

Analyze the importance of each ideology in light of competing ideas such as pragmatism, practicality and the changing agenda of American politics.

Explain the necessity of politically informed citizens participating in the democratic process.

Skill Objectives:

Be able to:

       Recognize instances in which more than one interpretation of factual material is valid.

       Make a decision based on the data obtained.

       Combine critical concepts into a statement of conclusions based on information.

 

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Citizenship

       FQ: What should every citizen know in order to be able to affectively to participate in democracy?

ReviCitizenship Test

5 CWhat are the 5 Concepts Democracy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Discuss concepts of Democracy Qs

Political Ideology

What do the ideological terms mean (liberal, conservative, libertarian, etc)? Why does the linear political spectrum really not work?

Political Ideology Activity

HW: Complete Political Ideology Activity

 

 

 

 

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What have you learned about your emerging political ideology?

What do the ideological terms mean (liberal, conservative, libertarian, etc)? Why does the linear political spectrum really not work?

 

 

Political Ideologies

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What have you learned about your emerging political ideology?

What do the ideological terms mean (liberal, conservative, libertarian, etc)? Why does the linear political spectrum really not work?

Begin: Vote Match survey (1-3 only!)

 

HW: Complete Vote Match surveys

How do your political views match 2012 presidential candidates and political parties?  

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How do your political views match 2012 presidential candidates and political parties?

Compare 2008/2012 results. Any differences?

Assessment: Should a liberal or conservative be elected president in 2012? Use the data obtained about political ideologies( not your personal opinion) to support your position. (1 page typed MLA format)

HW: Watch your assigned news station  from the 17th-22nd and track how the following issues are presented:

  • Health Care
  • Tea Party  Movement/ Sarah Palin
  • Iraq
  • Obama Ratings/Performance
  • Popular Culture (note topic/event/commentary)

Absent student assigned news broadcast:

Alicia Berg:MSNBC

Alexandra Fox: FOX (I promise I did not do that on purpose!)

Dan Kresel: MSNBC

Tia Nihan: CSPAN

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