Starter: What portion of American adults think immigrants are making American society better in the long run?
1.How accurate was your prediction?
2.What most surprised you about this information?
3.What are two trends do you see in the chart?
4.What is the big story the chart tells?
5.Why do you think this is?
6.What is the consequence of this?
7.How did the information from this chart affect the 2016 election?
8.How do you think the information from this chart will affect the 2018 midterms?
9.You are an immigrant. If we go far enough back, we all are (even Native Americans or if your family came here involuntarily). When did your family immigrate to the US?
10.Do you think immigrants are making American society better in the long run?
Intro to Linkage Institutions
Linkage institutions are intermediaries that connect the citizens to their government. They include elections, political parties, interest groups, and media. We'll become more familiar with them right here!
Word of the Day: partisan
- Define it
- Use an example
- Who do you know that is very partisan in their political beliefs?
- What role does partisanship play in voter choice and voter turnout?
Types of Party Systems
We have a two-party system in the United States. While minor parties exist, almost all political positions are held by either the Democratic or Republican parties. Most nations have a multi-party system, and some only have one. Let's become familiarized with different party systems around the world here!
Alternative Party Systems
This one's on paper; complete it with your group by the end of class.
Closer: How do political parties serve as linkage institutions?
- Make a claim here!
- Support your claim with TWO pieces of accurate and relevant information.
- Use reasoning to explain why your evidence supports your claim.
- Respond to an opposing or alternative perspective.