Student Engagement Activity SS.7.C.2.8
Topic: Identify America's current political parties, and illustrate their ideas about government.
Students will compare current political parties’ ideas about government.
Students will evaluate the impact political parties have on society, government, or the political system.
Political Parties Now
Ever since the time of George Washington, political parties have played a huge role in politics and government. How well do you know the platforms (beliefs) of the two major American political parties: Democrats and Republicans?
Read each statement. If you agree with it, place an X in the first column.
Work with a partner to research which party agrees with each statement.
Then answer the questions below.