Put the power back into PowerPoint with this impressive twenty-four slide multimedia experience designed to enhance student-centered learning opportunities at home and to improve the quality of in-class discussions. Nearly every slide in this module contains current and active links to a wide variety of high-quality scholarly and journalistic resources that augment the concepts addressed in this chapter entitled “Demography, Ideology, and Religion in the American Electorate.”
Learners will be introduced to a wide variety of viewpoints and interpretations from resources like National Public Radio, the Washington Post, the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution, the Pew Center, and so many more! Do not take my word for it; access the product preview and experiment with the interactive census map, select to view conferences on demographic change from the Woodrow Wilson Center, or view statistical graphs on religion and partisanship from the Pew Center.
You will notice that the presentation pays attention to important details like consistent color schemes, animations, and transitions in order to stimulate and maximize learner interest. Watch the material come to life as your students explore the concepts and consequences of political demographics and population changes, ideology and polarization, and the role of religion in partisan identification and the election process. This important tool will assist you in not only introducing these concepts to students but will also allow them the opportunity to go into greater depth with the subject matter and to help them engage the skills of critical thinking, application, and evaluation to the theories and ideas presented.
The material is appropriate for advanced high school or college students interested in government, politics, or history. Although the concepts of religious affiliation and religiosity are examined, it is done so in the context of an empirical inquiry to determine and explain voting behavior and preferences in the campaign and election process. The content is appropriate for any setting or institution, religious or secular, which appreciates the quest to examine and explain the political world around us.