APGov Unit 2

September 29th, 2017

This unit will study the Political Beliefs and Behaviors of Americans. We will investigate how political ideology is formed and affected. We will also focus on polling and elections.

OpenStax American Government Textbook

Unit 2 Homework – Week 6
Article – Big Sort Questions and Answers
Article – New Yorker Polling Piece – Excerpts

Unit 2 Homework – Week 7

Unit 2 Part 1 Political Ideology and Culture Notes
Unit 2 Part 1 Political Ideology and Culture PPT

Unit 2 Part 1 Political Polarization Group Project
Unit 2 Note Taking Chart on Political Polarization Presentations

Unit 2 Homework – Week 8

Week 8 Reading Quiz

Unit 2 Part 2 Notes on Polling
Unit 2 Part 2 Polling and Public Opinion

Unit 2 Part 3 Election Topics Notes

Unit 2 Homework – Week 9

Unit 2 Part 3 History of Political Parties
AP GoPo Unit 2 Part 3 History of Political Parties Notes

Election Research Project

Group Research Project – Elections
Check out this page for Party Platforms: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/platforms.php
And this one on the major parties in elections: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/platforms.php
Election maps including strengths of different parties:  http://www.americanpast.org/voting/preselections3.html
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912 Election: http://events.nytimes.com/learning/general/specials/elections/1912/pageone.html
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ow each group voted from 1980 – present: https://ropercenter.cornell.edu/polls/us-elections/how-groups-voted/

Felon Voting Timeline: https://felonvoting.procon.org/view.timeline.php?timelineID=000016
Campaign Spending Chart: http://metrocosm.com/the-history-of-campaign-spending/
Buffalo NY Straw Poll October 1912 (click “download PDF) http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9805E1D61630E233A25752C3A9669D946396D6CF&legacy=true

NY Times commentary on NY polling 1912: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B01E7DB133CE633A2575BC2A9669D946396D6CF&legacy=true
Use of technology in 2000 election: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/09/09/us/2000-campaign-internet-voter-profiles-selling-briskly-privacy-issues-are-raised.html

Group Research Project – Elections – Notetaking Guide

Group Research Project – Elections – Notetaking Guide 1912

Group Research Project – Elections – Notetaking Guide 1968

Group Research Project – Elections – Notetaking Guide 1980

Group Research Project – Elections – Notetaking Guide 2000

Group Research Project – Elections – Notetaking Guide 2008

Group Research Project – Elections – Notetaking Guide 2012

Group Research Project – Elections – Notetaking Guide 2016

 

Unit 2 Homework Week 13 – For the week after Thanksgiving Break!

Interest Group Assignment Handout

Unit 2 Review

 

Extra Credit for Unit 2 (Please be aware that I have not watched all of these, but they are recommended by other teachers as good movies – watch at your own risk!):
Thank you for Smoking
Primary Colors
Wag the Dog
The Candidate
Mr Smith Goes to Washington


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