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posted May 17, 2013, 5:38 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated May 17, 2013, 5:38 AM ]
Day 71--

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 how the voting population of the United States has changed over the years .I will read from the text and complete a chart that shows major changes in voter eligibility.  I will have a completed chart by the end of the period .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 we worked in small groups to learn about the history of the two-party system in our government, as well as the role of third and minor parties. For homework, you should have completed your reading assignment about the organization of political parties. Today we'll look at how we got that way, and what happens when third or fourth parties try to get in the game. 

Today you'll need a textbook and a handout. We'll be working through the handout together and discussing answers as we go. By the end of the period you should be finished with the front of the handout.

The back side of the handout is homework, to be done by Monday. 

Assignment -- Due tomorrow




4. Organization of Political Parties (5.5)




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. 

And, if you want to get a head start on your final written assessment for the class, you could tackle the first part using information we've been talking about in class:

Review yesterday's and today's activities and links to think about parties, and your potential role in one. Then write a paragraph that answers these questions:

  Political parties: Do you think you'll join one? Do you already consider yourself aligned with one? If so, why? If not, why not? How did –or will—you choose a party?

Peter Knowles,
May 17, 2013, 5:38 AM