Connecticut Supreme Court - photo by J. Ensign


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How are power and responsibility distributed, shared, and limited in the government established by the United States Constitution?





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Executive Branch Interactive Power Point:

Group Research

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Executive Branch Interactive Power Point

Group Research  presentations

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Complete Presentations

How are our presidents remembered? Presidential Bloopers YouTube


Begin reviewing Executive Branch - Assessment Wed.

Presentation make-up assignment


EQ: How are citizens informed and influenced?

How has media transformed politics?

Do television ads reflect and address the concerns of the voting public?

How has the internet changed the presidential campaign process?




Presidential powers make-up presentations.

Politics and Popular Culture: Television

"Television is no gimmick, and nobody will ever be elected to major office again without presenting themselves well on it."
-Television producer and Nixon campaign consultant Roger Ailes, 1968


Ad Comparison (it takes at least 30 seconds for the commercials to run - be patient!)

HW: Executive Branch Assessment

Julie's PowerPoint



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Executive Branch Assessment


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Politics and Popular Culture: Television

HW: Finish commercial comparison and complete a critical  analysis for one.

Complete post-analysis questions:

1. What was the  main purpose of this ad? What did the producer want you to feel/believe after watching it?

2. Historical Context? Why is it important to know this?

2. Choose three analysis questions (1-12). How did these elements or qualities strengthen the candidate’s purpose and message?

3. At whom do you think this commercial was aimed? Support your answer with at least three specific examples/evidence.