This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2.00, as of 2013-12-31.
Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2
This resource is a lesson plan that helps students gain a better understanding of the two major political parties. Students learn the content through direct instruction and then apply the information by creating a video that highlights views on controversial issues. The lesson includes a google presentation that has an overview of the parties and an introduction to the project. It also has the list of issues that are divided amongst the student groups. It is recommended that instructors provide additional sources on the political parties and an example video to demonstrate clear expectations for the project. The lesson uses information from the 2008 election, and teachers may want to update to the 2012 election.
April 11, 2013
I like this lesson plan a lot. My concern was that the students would not have access to computer or any editing program. However, you mention that students will have…
June 20, 2012
I like the idea for this lesson. THis lesson is especially useful during a campaign year. This lesson definately gets students practicing their civic duty of researching the stances of…
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Lesson Plan for learning about Political Parties
Social Studies > General Education > General
Political Parties Democrat Republican Current Events Controversial Issues Civics