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CONCEPTS Power Game.  What are some Rights you have as a student in the classroom?  What are some Responsibilities you have as a student in this classroom?

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1 CONCEPTS Power Game

2  What are some Rights you have as a student in the classroom?  What are some Responsibilities you have as a student in this classroom?

3  Work in a quiet place  Be treated fairly  Take intellectual risks without being criticized  Be heard and have your opinions respected  Socialize with your friends  Study and Learn  Be Respected  Work quietly and not distract your classmates.  Treat others fairly  Let others take intellectual risks without making fun of them  Listen to other’s opinions thoughtfully and respectfully  Keep socializing from interfering with your learning and your classmates’ learning  Study and learn  Respect others. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO: AND THE RESPONSIBILITY TO

4  Meet classroom expectations  Differentiate between Power, Legitimacy & Authority.  Identify the terms we use to compare.  Review expectations & answer questions  Quiz  Introduction to Government  Power Game  Closure OBJECTIVESAGENDA

5  Electronic devices are put away and never come out even if someone is texting you!  I am the only person you should be speaking to during a quiz/test. I am the only one who knows all of the answers.  If you are talking you are cheating! It does NOT matter what you were talking about.  Make sure you know if you are or are NOT allowed to use your notes.  Place in bin on the front table when you are done.  You may start on your HW (pick up the info at the front table) or work on something else independently. Do not distract your classmates.

6  The United States federal government:  Plays a large part in our lives  American rely on the federal government to solve their problems  Compromise is necessary:  “Perfection” in government cannot be achieved  Conflicting interests are always present  Government structure and policies are complicated  There is no “easy answer”

7  With your partner try to make a list of all the ways the government has an impact on your life.  Think of all the government agencies: FDA, FDIC, FAA, VDOT, VA Department of Education, Health Department, Police Departments, etc.  Using this list in your groups, come up with 2 purposes of government.

8  Maintain order  Protect property  Provide public goods

9  Direct Democracy - individuals have immediate say over many decisions.  Indirect, representative democracy  Presidential System: Separation between executive and legislative  US, Nigeria, Mexico  Head of State= Head of Government  Parliamentary System: Fused Executive and Legislative  United Kingdom  Head of State: cultural, nationalism  Head of Government: Runs the government/ bureaucracy  Mixed: Russia  Democratic Centralism- elites are trusted to make policy in the interests of the people.

10  Democratic Centralism  Direct/ Participatory Democracy  Representative Democracy Relator 2014 FORMS OF DEMOCRACY

11  Bureaucratic  Motivation of relevant officials in government bureaucracy. Promote agency interests. Agency competition.  More influence  Budget  Marxist  Power is divided into two social classes based on wealth. Whichever class dominates the economy also controls gov.  Bourgeoisie: Owners of capital and labor  Working class/ Proletariat: Labor

12  Power Elitist  Nongovernmental elite makes most of the major decisions  All American political power is held by a wealthy elite  Inherited, or “new blood”  Government, civic organizations, media, military  Pluralist  No single unified political elite  Power is broadly (unequally) spread across special interest groups  Overlap between those who are influential  Interest groups v. Good of society

13 For each theory, rate it with a % according to how true you believe it is in the United States….Who governs? To what ends?  Marxist  Power Elite  Bureaucratic  Pluralist

14  Power: The ability of one person to cause another person to act in accordance with the first person’s intentions.  Authority: the right to use power; not all who exercise political power have the authority to do so.  Legitimacy: What makes law or constitution a source of right Recent protest in Ferguson, Missouri

15 Rules 1.Everybody must trade at least 3 times. 2.For each round of the game, you will have 2 minutes to trade your chips. 3.All trades—including those in progress—must stop when the time is up. 4. After trading, the student with the most points will be asked to make a rule for the next round of trading. That rule will apply only to the next round.

16  You have 2 minutes to trade your chips.

17 Chip Point Values  Pink = 100 points  Yellow = 50 points  Blue = 25 points  White = 0 points

18 Round 2 You have 2 minutes to trade your chips.

19 Round 3 You have 2 minutes to trade your chips.

20  Check for understanding:  Who had Power?  What did they do with that power?  Did they have the authority? What said that they could use power?  Was the person/ group in power legitimate? Did the rest of the class follow their directions?

21  Power  Authority  Legitimacy  Elite groups  Factions  Majority/ Minority Rights  Democracy Reading & outline briefly  Complete Comparative Questions A from Kesselman CLOSURE: CONNECT TO GAME HOMEWORK

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