Introducing the Government Involvement Chart! Clear! Easy to use! This perfect complement to a Social Studies, government, or political philosophy course will have students understand terms like liberal, conservative, populist, and libertarian.
According to recent studies, there are four divisions of the American electorate. “’Liberals’ were those who supported state intervention in the economy but opposed its intervention on moral issues. ‘Conservatives’ were the mirror image of liberals, opposing state economic intervention but supporting intervention on moral issues. ‘Populists’ consistently supported state intervention—on economics and morals. ‘Libertarians’ consistently opposed state intervention.”
The chart helps students learn the meaning of the terms liberals, conservatives, libertarians, and populists.
The chart can also serve multiple purposes, an icebreaker, a class activity, and an introductory activity as well as a simple exercise to help students determine their preferences.