Students will need access to the internet to complete this assignment for Government or Civics class. You can assign this as individual work or they can do it in small groups.
For this assignment they will research the two major political parties of the US, and provide basic background information about the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the ideals they stand for. They will also research the three big minor parties and provide information about each of their values, leaders, and platforms. On the last page the student will choose a lesser known third party in the US and provide information about that party (such as its size, leader(s), impact, and platform). At the end of class students can share out to the class what they found in their research. This should easily take one class period - maybe two depending on the students.
The worksheet directs them to a particular website where they can find most of this information, but of course there are a lot of sources on the web they can look so they are not limited to that. Official websites for political parties will also be very helpful in completing this.