Third Parties & Political Behaviors

Main Objective

Students will define 3rd parties and identify the obstacles and effects of 3rd parties in an election.

Additional Objectives

  • evaluate the role of voting behavior in planning a successful campaign for elected office.
90
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download Lesson Plan

– Introduction: Register to vote- PPT: “Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior” (slides 2-5)

– Direct Instruction: PPT: “Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior” (slides 6-10)

– Data Analysis: “Third Parties Throughout History

-Direct Instruction: PPT: “Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior” (slides 11-20)

– Read & Discuss: “How Elections Reduce Americans to Stereotypes” by Dante Chinni PPT: “Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior” (slides 21-22)

HW: Campaign Strategy- Targeting Voters

Materials

-Introduction:

  1. PPT: Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior.pptx
  2. Computer/tablet/phone with internet access

– Direct Instruction: 3rd Parties

  1. PPT: Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior.pptx
  2. 3rd Parties & Voting Behavior Interactive Notes.docx
  3. Third Parties Throughout History.docx

-Direct Instruction: Voting Behavior

  1. PPT: Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior.pptx
  2. 3rd Parties & Voting Behavior Interactive Notes.docx
  3. Web link for video on slide 20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eermkiaFoWc
  4. How Elections Reduce Americans to Stereotypes.docx

– HW: Campaign Strategy-Targeting Voters

  1. Campaign Strategy-Targeting Voters.docx
  2. Computer/tablet/phone with internet access
60
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download Lesson Plan

– Direct Instruction: PPT: “Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior” (slides 6-10)

-Direct Instruction: PPT: “Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior” (slides 11-20)

– Read & Discuss: “How Elections Reduce Americans to Stereotypes” by Dante Chinni PPT: “Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior” (slides 21-22)

HW: Campaign Strategy- Targeting Voters

Materials

Direct Instruction: 3rd Parties

  1. PPT: Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior.pptx
  2. 3rd Parties & Voting Behavior Interactive Notes.docx

-Direct Instruction: Voting Behavior

  1. PPT: Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior.pptx
  2. 3rd Parties & Voting Behavior Interactive Notes.docx
  3. Web link for video on slide 20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eermkiaFoWc
  4. How Elections Reduce Americans to Stereotypes.docx

– HW: Campaign Strategy-Targeting Voters

  1. Campaign Strategy-Targeting Voters.docx
  2. Computer/tablet/phone with internet access
30
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download Lesson Plan

– Direct Instruction: PPT: “Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior” (slides 6-10)

-Direct Instruction: PPT: “Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior” (slides 11-20)

HW: Campaign Strategy- Targeting Voters

Materials

– Direct Instruction: 3rd Parties

  1. PPT: Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior.pptx
  2. 3rd Parties & Voting Behavior Interactive Notes.docx

-Direct Instruction: Voting Behavior

  1. PPT: Day 9- 3rd Parties and Voting Behavior.pptx
  2. 3rd Parties & Voting Behavior Interactive Notes.docx
  3. Web link for video on slide 20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eermkiaFoWc

– HW: Campaign Strategy-Targeting Voters

  1. Campaign Strategy-Targeting Voters.docx
  2. Computer/tablet/phone with internet access

Standards


Iowa Core: SS.9-12.PSCL.1
Understand the rights and responsibilities of each citizen and demonstrate the values of lifelong civic action.
Iowa Core: SS.9-12.PSCL.5
Understand strategies for effective political action that impact local, state, and national governance.
Iowa Core: WHST.11-12.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Iowa Core: RH.11-12.7
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Iowa Core: RH.11-12.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.