Interest Groups

Main Objective

Students will be able to explain the role of interest groups in the electoral process.

Additional Objectives

  • be able to research and analyze an interest group to determine its effectiveness.
90
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download 90-minute lesson plan.

PPT: Organizing and Interest Groups in the Electoral Process with  Interactive Notes

– Interest Group Research (Group Project)

Interest Groups Assignment Menu (Optional)

HW: Finish Interest Group Research (Due Day 6)

HW: Finish Interest Groups Assignment Menu (Optional)

HW: Each student should take a photo to showcase how they are participating during the campaign season. Then upload to the website or Facebook page, or share on Social Media using #Participate101.

Materials

PPT: Organizing and Interest Groups in the Electoral Process with Interactive Notes

Assignment Menu: Interest Groups (Optional)

– Computer and Internet Access for Research

60
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download 60-minute lesson plan.

PPT: Organizing and Interest Groups in the Electoral Process with  Interactive Notes (SKIP THE VIDEOS TO SAVE TIME)

– Interest Group Research (Group Project)

Interest Groups Assignment Menu (Optional)

HW: Finish Interest Group Research (Due Day 6)

HW: Finish Interest Groups Assignment Menu (Optional)

HW: Each student should take a photo to showcase how they are participating during the campaign season. Then upload to the website or Facebook page, or share on Social Media using #Participate101.

Materials

PPT: Organizing and Interest Groups in the Electoral Process with Interactive Notes

– Computer and Internet Access for Research

 

30
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download 30-minute lesson plan.

PPT: Organizing and Interest Groups in the Electoral Process with Interactive Notes

– Interest Group Research (Group Project) For Homework

Interest Groups Assignment Menu (Optional)

HW: Finish Interest Group Research (Due Day 6)

HW: Finish Interest Groups Assignment Menu (Optional)

HW: Each student should take a photo to showcase how they are participating during the campaign season. Then upload to the website or Facebook page, or share on Social Media using #Participate101.

Materials

PPT: Organizing and Interest Groups in the Electoral Process with Interactive Notes

– Computer and Internet Access for Research

Standards


Iowa Core SS.9–12.PSCL.1
Understand the rights and responsibilities of each citizen and demonstrate the value of lifelong civic action.
Iowa Core SS.9–12.PSCL.5
Understand strategies for effective political action that impact local, state, and national governance.