Lesson Plans
American Government -Stevenson 3rd Q 12.13 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/14/2013 Instructor: Jennifer Stevenson Academics

Discuss why we vote and hold elections.
PowerPoint on How Elections Work.
Computer Lab: Voter Registration and Looking at the 2012 Election Results

Homework: Political Family Tree (Due Thursday)
Election Issues and Voter Behavior

Issues that were big this election.
PowerPoint: Who Votes?

Homework: Prepare for the Chapters 6 & 7 Quiz (Wednesday), Political Family Tree (Due Thursday)
Political Parties

PowerPoint: What Political Parties Do
Students create political parties

Homework: Political Family Tree (Due Thursday), Select a Public Policy (Due In Class Friday)
Political Parties

Compare/Contrast the Republican and Democratic Parties
Debate a key issue that divides the parties today: Taxes
Third Parties

Homework: Select a Public Policy (Due In Class Friday)
Select a Public Policy

Explore a variety of issues and how to find public policy
Students work in the computer lab to select a topic for their public policy paper