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posted May 15, 2013, 5:21 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated May 15, 2013, 5:24 AM ]
Day 69--

Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?How will I  accomplish this task?  How will I show that I have done this?How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to explain some of the ways political parties function in today's political world.I will read an article about political parties and answer some questions regarding how they operate today.  I will turn in my work to the Daily Work Dropbox.This is a formative assessment; it won't have a direct impact on my course grade, but it will help prepare me for the summative assessment on this unit. 

Yesterday you read an article titled Believe it or Not and answered some questions related to it. You might have also consulted a few websites to help you understand the material there:
Today we'll revisit this assignment, as well as the first two homework assignments for our current unit. 
NOTE: Tonight's homework, Assignment 4 (Chapt 5.5, pgs 118-123) is postponed (that means a reprieve for you) until Friday

So let's get to it:
First, a QUIZ over the three assignments you've done so far:
Use your 2 homework assignments and yesterday's article assignment to answer the questions as best you can. 

Once you're finished, we'll be discussing the results as well as some additional information to add to what the book has introduced. 
Be ready to add to your assignments with some notes. 
The chart on page 207 ends in 1996; Here's some newer information from the same organization. 

REMINDER: If you want to retake the State & Local Government test, let Mr. Knowles know when you want to take it; Lunch time or afterschool are the most popular times. 

Assignment -- Not due until Friday




4. Organization of Political Parties (5.5)




Open the