Starter: How much has interpersonal trust (the belief that most people can be trusted) declined since the 1970s?
1.How accurate was your prediction?
2.What most surprised you about this data?
3.What is one trend you see in the chart?
4.What are two factors that explain that trend?
5.What are two consequences of this trend?
6.Based on the trends in this chart and in the recent presidential election, what do you imagine the level of interpersonal trust in the US will be over the next eight years?
7.What effect do you imagine this lack of trust had on the most recent presidential election?
8.What effect does this lack of trust have on American politics?
9.Do you trust most people?
10.What questions do you have about this?
11.How different do you think this data would be in other countries?
Word of the Day: Grassroots
- Define it
- Give an example
- Can you think of a grassroots movement in the contemporary U.S.?
- How does President Trump build grassroots support for his policy agenda?
Types & Roles of Third Parties
Third parties in the United States form for a number of reasons. Though they tend not to win elections, they still play an important role for American democracy. Let's discover their impact here!
PROJECT: Minor Political Parties
Project guidelines here! You can work with a group of as many as four people.
Closer: Why don't third parties win elections?
- 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.