Students will understand the differences between America's current political parties and how they use the media to communicate their messages.
SS.7.C.2.9: Evaluate Candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue based platforms, and political ads.
SS.7.C.2.13: Explain how views on government differ among groups.
SS.7.C.2.8: Identify America's current political parties, and illustrate their ideas about government.
Kanye for President?
Open the attached file to the right titled "Running for Office" and follow the directions.
Candidate Evaluation Practice
Open the attached file to the right titled "Candidate Evaluation" and answer the questions in your spirals.
Create your own Political Party Platform
- The Name of Your Party
- An Animal that Represents your Party
- A Motto for your Party
- The Party’s Platform Views on These Issues (You can ONLY use these issues, do not add more):
3.Role of the Government
Each plank should be 4-7 sentences. You are creating your own political party; so develop your own philosophies and opinions on these issues.
Research a Presidential Candidate
Role of the Government
4. Which candidate would you most likely vote for? Explain why.