Divergent and Federalist No. 10

Divergent and Federalist No. 10
Divergent and Federalist No. 10
Divergent and Federalist No. 10
Divergent and Federalist No. 10
Divergent and Federalist No. 10
Divergent and Federalist No. 10
Divergent and Federalist No. 10
Divergent and Federalist No. 10
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I created this unit for my senior Government class. This unit is more supplemental to the movie than a movie question guide. There is pre-movie work, a few movie questions, and post-movie work. There are also two optional activities.

Pre-Movie work: students read Federalist Paper No. 10 (James Madison) and analyze his concerns about factions and the republican system of government created to control the effects of factions. I did not create an analysis of the ENTIRE essay but the main points concerning factions. There are 8 reading excerpts the students will read and answer questions about.

Movie work: 7 questions (two pages) where the students analyze characteristics of the factions, why the faction system was implemented, issue of those who want control/power, etc. I do not like creating movie guides that are very specific to the movie because the students focus more on trying to answer the specific questions instead of drawing generalizations about a topic. I want them to THINK and EXPLAIN their answers rather than me dictating what I want them to answer.

Post-movie work: the students look a little deeper into the faction system, the faction-less, and history of political parties in our country. They will read an excerpt from President George Washington's Farewell Address that warns against factions (parties). To understand political parties, I have included a website the students will visit to answer questions.

The two optional activities: 1) researching a historical figure like "Jeanine" in the movie. I provide a list to choose from but you can add to this list (examples: Stalin, Lenin, etc.) 2) extra credit activity where the students find a food recipe that describes a faction (in the post movie work, the students will visit the website to take the faction quiz).

Any questions let me know.
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