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Title: Parties, Interest Groups, and Public Policy


1
Chapter 8
  • Parties, Interest Groups, and Public Policy

2
Choices.
  • If you were to register for a political party
    right now, which would you choose?
  • Democrat
  • Republican
  • Independent (no party affiliation)
  • Third Party
  • (Green Party, Libertarian, etc.)
  • What are some of the reasons for your choice?

3
Now discover more.
  • Using the Honors Civics wikispace page locate the
    links to 4 political parties and complete the
    graphic organizer.

4
So now what?
  • Now that you have some background knowledge, what
    do YOU think? Which political party best fits
    your own political beliefs? Has your original
    view changed? Why or why not? (Response should
    be at least two paragraphs)
  • You can put it at the bottom of your first
  • response from 4/5!

5
Read 8.1
  • As you read this first section in chapter 8,
    consider the following and capture them in your
    notes
  • What is the difference between a political party
    and an interest group?
  • Which group do you suppose has more power? Why
    do you think that?

Full and complete sentences please!
6
Section 8.2
  • Read the section then create a spoke diagram
  • Off of each spoke, write a function of political
    parties

What political parties do
7
Section 8.2 Continued.
  • In your notes
  • What was the first major dividing factor between
    the first political parties, the Federalists and
    the Democratic-Republicans?
  • Create a T-chart with the headings Democrats
    and Republicans. List 4 beliefs of each party.
  • Democrats Republicans
  • What function do third parties serve in American
    politics?
  • How would you describe independent voters? Would
    you sympathize with them?

Full and complete sentences please!
8
Section 8.3going back to T-charts!
  • Create a T-chart titled, Opinions on Special
    Interests with the following headings
  • Good for democracy Bad
    for democracy
  • Record at least 8 examples of how interest groups
    are good or bad for democracy!
  • You decide based on the responses on your
    T-chart how do you feel? Are interest groups
    beneficial or harmful to our democracy?

9
Section 8.4 not PEMDAS but something else!
  • Mnemonics is a memory device used to recall a
    variety of things, including a list of items or
    the steps requires to complete a task. For
    example, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally
    (Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication,
    Division, Addition, Subtraction) help you
    remember the order of mathematical operations.
  • Create a Mnemonic for the six steps of the
    policymaking process. Then explain which step in
    the process you think is the most and the least
    important. Justify why!

I A P A I E
10
And for the finale!
  • Back to addressing the political parties that
    potentially interest you.
  • Select a party youve investigated through the
  • party platform and policy initiatives research
  • and Chapter 8.
  • Why in the end did you choose that particular
    affiliation?
  • Why is that party important in conjunction with
    the
  • government?
  • What can this party do for you? What can it do
    for
  • society?
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