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Cost of Elections Page 27 What do you get when you cross a skunk with a bear? Winnie the Phew
Lesson Title: High Cost of Campaigns SOL: 5d Essential Knowledge /Question: How has the high cost of getting elected changed campaigning for public office. Higher Level Question for Rigor: What are the most expensive things involved in running a political campaign? Bloom’s Taxonomy: comprehension, knowledge, Materials: ppt with Brain pop, handout with vocab words learned so far Vocabulary: Political Action Committee, campaign finance reform laws Procedures / Instructional Strategies: ppt with cumulative review, notes, and Brain pop video, brainstorm list on left side – then share, group assignment on ranking vocab words learned so far from easiest to hardest. Learning Styles Addressed: auditory, visual, kinesthetic Differentiation: list or illustrate expensive things for campaigns Assessment: cumulative review on ppt
Which fundamental principle means a government where we elect people to make laws and conduct government on our behalf?
Which early document established a weak government that could not tax or enforce laws?
When President Obama ordered the Navy Seals to “take out” Osama bin Laden, which purpose of government according to the Preamble was he fulfilling?
Who ratifies amendments to the Virginia State Constitution?
Why is American society so diverse?
Which First Amendment freedom means that we may make our views known to public officials?
Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution defines citizenship and extends due process protections to actions of states?
What are our four civic duties?
Name one way you can volunteer to promote the common good in your community.
Who recruits and nominates candidates to run for elected office?
What is bias?
The high cost of getting elected has changed campaigning for public office.
Rising campaign costs Require candidates to conduct extensive fund-raising activities Limit opportunities to run for public office
Rising campaign costs Require candidates to conduct extensive fund-raising activities Limit opportunities to run for public office Give an advantage to wealthy individuals who run for office
Rising campaign costs Require candidates to conduct extensive fund-raising activities Limit opportunities to run for public office Give an advantage to wealthy individuals who run for office Encourage the development of political action committees (PACs)
continued Give issue-oriented special interest groups increased influence
Campaign finance reform Rising campaign costs have led to efforts to reform campaign finance laws. Limits exist on the amount individuals may contribute to political candidates and campaigns. $2600 per election to federal candidate $5000 per calendar year to PAC $10,000 per calendar year to state or local party committee $32,400 per calendar year to a national party committee $123,200 total biennial limit $100 in cash to any political committee
On the left side of your notebook, create a brainstorming list of or illustrate all the things you can think of that would cost a candidate money. You have 5 minutes! Then we will share.
Group Project: Using the list on the word wall, rank the vocabulary words we have learned in order from easiest (low numbers) to hardest (high numbers). Come to a group consensus. P.S. You should put this list in your notebook and study the words tonight!
representative government rule of law democracy consent of the governed limited government Charters of the Va. Company of London Virginia Declaration of Rights Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation Va. Statute for Religious Freedom U.S. Constitution Preamble Bill of Rights 14 th Amendment naturalization immigration diversity 1 st Amendment Freedom of Religion Freedom of Speech Freedom of Assembly Freedom of Petition Freedom of Press duties responsibilities League of Women Voters political parties third parties fact bias opinion propaganda