|Unit of Instruction||Political Parties|
SS.7.C.2.8 – Identify America’s current political parties and illustrate their ideas about government.
SS.7.C.2.9 – Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue-based platforms, and political ads.
SS.7.C.10 – Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.
SS.7.C.11 – Analyze media and political communications (bias, symbolism, propaganda)
SS.7.C.2.13 – Examine multiple perspectives on public and current issues.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will identify the constitutional requirements to run for federal political office.
Students will evaluate the impact political parties have on society, government, or the political system.
Students will identify and evaluate the methods used by interest groups and the media to monitor and/or influence the government.
Students will use scenarios to identify bias, symbolism, and propaganda, then, evaluate the impact on public opinion.