This dynamic presentation is a must have for anyone serious about the field of political science and American politics. 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 “Ideological Polarization in American Politics.” This module should be purchased with its companion entitled “Demography, Ideology, and Religion in the American Electorate.”
Learners will be introduced to a wide variety of viewpoints and interpretations from resources like the Brookings Institution, the Pew Research Center, the Gallup organization and so many more! Do not take my word for it; access the product preview and experiment with the content provided. Note the attention to detail and the consistency in graphics, animations, transitions, and colors. These details are important in stimulating and commanding learner attention and interest.
Ideology and polarization among voters and in our institutions of government has become a major issue in American politics today. President Obama campaigned on the promise of reducing this phenomenon; however the president has proven to be one of the most polarizing figures in American political history. This chapter is loaded with informative text, quality resources, and embedded videos that bring the concept and consequences of ideology and polarization to life.
Track the development of polarization, discuss how the parties have addressed this issue, and evaluate the strategies and effects on current and future campaigns. This module, as with all of my chapters, comes with a FREE Lesson Ideas and Grading Rubric that provide you with ideas, plans, and tools to enhance student learning and discussions whether at home or in the classroom.