Rough Calendar and Due Dates:
Wednesday 3/4: Introduction to Unit- Political Parties- What are they and what are their function?
Friday 3/6: Voting Matters? Gerrymandering, Voting and Electoral College
Monday 3/9: Campaign Finance, PACs and Citizens United
Tuesday 3/10 Campaign Marketing- Selling a Candidate and a Message
Wednesday 3/11: Why President Trump’s Election Was Different- Video/Discussion and Essay Assignment
Friday 3/13: Unit Wrap-Up- Notebook Due and Introduction to the Legislative Branch and Mock Senate
The assessment for this unit will be an essay on the election process and voting in America.
ELECTIONS AND VOTING
Useful Episodes of Crash Course Government Relating to Text Reading & Vocabulary
Episodes on Voting & Elections #6 & #36, 37, 38, 39
Episodes on Media & Politics: 33, 34, 44
Episodes on Political Parties & Interest Groups: 40, 42, 43