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This is a bundle of 4 regarding Political Parties in the United States. The bundle includes, 1 tutorial, Party On: Political Parties in America, 1 unit lesson plan, 1 stand-alone power point presentation on the Development of Political Parties in the United States and 1 unit vocabulary exercise. The total number of pages is 16 for the tutorial and 3 for the lesson plan and the total number of slides is 63.
The tutorial complies with Florida Civics Benchmark, SS.7.C.2.8. The power point presentation, the lesson plan and the vocabulary exercise provide excellent supplemental material to support the information in the tutorial.
Tutorial #1 - Party On: Political Parties in America is an 8-page Student Study Guide with some video resources and an 8-page Teacher's Answer Key which support SS.7.C.2.8.
In this tutorial, students will identify America's current political parties and illustrate their ideas about government.
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If you do not have a computer for each student, you can present the tutorial class activity completing each activity as you progress through the tutorial. If you have a smartboard, students can complete the activity at their seat, individually or with partners, and then come to the smartboard to present the answer. If you have computers or a laptop for each student, students can complete the tutorial and add answers as they progress through the tutorial at their own pace. Either way, students can then use the worksheet as a study guide for a quiz or the End of Course Exam.
The Unit Lesson Plan #1 - Elections and Campaigns covers Florida Benchmark standards: SS.7.C.2.7, Conduct a mock election to demonstrate the voting process and its impact on a school, community, or local level; SS.7.C.2.8, Identify America's current political parties, and illustrate their ideas about government and SS.7.C.2.9, Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue-based platforms, debates, and political ads.
Students will understand the purpose of the United States political system and be able to explain the impact of elections on government and society.
Student Evidence Scale based on Marzano
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Power Point #1 is entitled, the Development of Political Parties in the United States and contains 45 slides.
The “Founding Fathers” did not intend for American politics to be partisan. The subject of political parties has never been addressed in the United States Constitution. George Washington, the first president, was not a member of any political party at any time throughout his tenure as president. In his 1796, “Farewell Address” to the nation, he warned against “the baneful effects of the spirit of party” as inciting American citizens “with ill-founded jealousies.”
A political party is an organization of people which seeks to achieve goals common to its members through the acquisition and exercise of political power. These groups work to create public policies that reflect their views and seek to nominate for election, candidates who espouse their views.
History of Political Parties
What Is A Political Party?
The Philadelphia Convention
Federalists v. Anti-Federalists
The 1st Political Party System (2)
The 2nd Political Party System (3)
Two Major Parties
The 3rd Political Party System (3)
The 4th Political Party System (3)
The 5th Political Party System (2)
The Sixth Political Party System (2)
Ideological Third Parties
The Odds Are Against Them
The Role of Political Parties
Running Candidates for Political Office
Checking the Other Party
Informing the Public
Organizing the Government
Why a 2 Party System? (2)
Consensus of Values
The “Winner-Take-All System”
American Politics Today
American Politics Today
The Democrat Party
The Republican Party (2)
Power Point #2 is entitled, the Unit Vocabulary Exercise – Political Parties and contains 18 editable slides.
This presentation contains 14 vocabulary words for the student to master. In this lesson, students will learn about the current political parties in the United States, understand their ideas about government and evaluate the impact of these parties on society, government and the political system.
This is one of several bundled presentations I offer in my store on Tutorials and Voting & Elections.