Rock the Vote: Political Parties and Elections. Students will compare current political parties’ ideas about government and evaluate the impact political parties have on society, government, or the political system. . Political Parties.
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At each station, your folder will contain an article about the major political parties in the U.S. and their view on government.
Read the article with your teammates.
After reading, cite specific examples from the text that explain the political party’s views about government by listing the paragraph number and summarizing the evidence. Once you have completed the reading and listed your evidence, write a statement that summarizes your assigned party’s views about government.
You must have at least 2 pieces of evidence for each political party.
Read the article “Donkeys to the Left, Elephants to the Right” with your teammates.
After reading, complete your own political spectrum. Check each statement that you most closely agree with for each issue. Then look at all the choices and analyze your results.
Then, create your own political spectrum using the guide. Match each statement with it’s correct location. Some are done for you already. Use the construction paper and make your spectrum neat and colorful. Add logos and illustrations to represent each viewpoint. Each bullet point should be written on your spectrum.