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What are some Rights you have as a student in the classroom? What are some Responsibilities you have as a student in this classroom?
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
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
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.
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”
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.
Maintain order Protect property Provide public goods
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.
Democratic Centralism Direct/ Participatory Democracy Representative Democracy Relator 2014 FORMS OF DEMOCRACY
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
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
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
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
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.
Chip Point Values Pink = 100 points Yellow = 50 points Blue = 25 points White = 0 points
Round 2 You have 2 minutes to trade your chips.
Round 3 You have 2 minutes to trade your chips.
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?
Power Authority Legitimacy Elite groups Factions Majority/ Minority Rights Democracy Reading & outline briefly Complete Comparative Questions A from Kesselman CLOSURE: CONNECT TO GAME HOMEWORK