In this multi-dimensional activity, students will participate in a engaging activity where they will not get to survey/test themselves regarding their own political beliefs but they will actually utilize their results to help better understand the political climate as a whole.
Currently, I am in my ninth year of teaching political science. I actually created this worksheet my first year teaching and over the tenure of my career I have perfected this activity to what it has become today. What I have posted to Teacher Pay Teachers is the the result of this lesson of being successfully utilized numerous times in the classroom and the final curriculum product is a true representation of this.
This worksheet activity works right out of the box and is a great one to two day lesson that can teach your students the following skills:
1. It will allow them to self-asses their own personal beliefs regarding authority both at the school as well as the public level
2. Through this self-assessment, there is also a scoring system students must use. The results of the students' scores will have two impacts on your classroom. First students will be able to assess their own personal beliefs. Secondly, if you so choose as the teacher, you will be able to group your students by political belief system to visually show party distribution.
3. Within this worksheet, there is also included both a number line graphic organizer (to detail the political spectrum visually) as well as complementary vocabulary blanks for the terms from the number line. As a bonus, I have included an answer for the vocabulary terms!
To meet the needs of differentiation, this lesson has the following criteria: self-assessment, movement, and different forms of graphic organizers.
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