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UNIT 6, LESSON 2 POLITICAL PARTIES  Essential Questions: What can I do to impact my government and community?  Learning Target: IWBAT identify America’s.

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1 UNIT 6, LESSON 2 POLITICAL PARTIES  Essential Questions: What can I do to impact my government and community?  Learning Target: IWBAT identify America’s current political parties and illustrate their ideas about government.  Formative Assessment(s): Choose the political party you most agree with and make a flowchart. Flowchart should go from political party to the aspect you most agree with to why you most agree with that aspect. Homework: Vocabulary Daily Rubric: 4 – I fully understand the learning target and I am ready to move on 3 – I feel like I have a good understanding of the learning target but I need to cover it a little more 2 – I feel kind of lost on the learning target and I need a lot of review before I can move on 1 – I am completely lost and feel like I need to completely cover this learning target over

2 FLASHBACK 1.(3.13) The US Constitution outlines rights in the Bill of Rights. Where can an outline of individual rights be found in the Florida Constitution? a.Article II b.Declaration of Rights c.Preamble d.Article IV

3 PREVIEW Political Parties on Jobs Compare these two texts from the Republican and Democrat Parties about Jobs. How do Republicans plan to increase jobs in the US? How do Democrats plan to increase jobs in the US? “The best jobs program is economic growth. We do not offer yet another made-in-Washington package of subsidies and spending to create temporary or artificial jobs.... Republicans will pursue free market policies that are the surest way to boost employment and create job growth and economic prosperity for all.” Republican Party Platform “The Republican Party has turned its back on the middle class Americans who built this country. Our opponents believe we should go back to the top-down economic policies of the last decade. …They argue that if we help corporations and wealthy investors maximize their profits by whatever means necessary, whether through layoffs or outsourcing, it will automatically translate into jobs and prosperity that benefits us all. … But we've tried their policies—and we've all suffered when they failed.” Democrat Party Platform

4 VOCABULARY Political party: Nominate: Candidate: Political spectrum: Two-party system: Multi-party system: Coalition: One-party system: Third parties:

5 VOCABULARY Political party: an organization of citizens who have similar views on issues and who work to put their ideas into effect through government action Nominate: to select candidates to run for public office Candidate: a person who runs for election to public office Political spectrum: the differences in political views held by different political parties Two-party system: a political system with two strong political parties Multi-party system: a political system in which many political parties play a role in government Coalition: an agreement between two or more political parties to work together to run a government One-party system: political system in which a single political party controls the government, and all other parties are banned Third parties: minor political parties in a 2-party system

6 ACTIVITY Democrat/Republican worksheet Make a chart like the one below: As we read through the issues, add a tally to the party that you agree with most. When we are done, we will see which political party you belong in! Party AParty B

7 FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT Choose the political party you most agree with and make a flowchart. Flowchart should go from political party to the aspect you most agree with to why you most agree with that aspect.


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