Lesson Plans
American Government Period 3 1st Q 08.09 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/29/2008 Instructor: Lynn Arndt Academics
Chapter 5 Section 2 The Birth of Political Parties

--When Constitution needed to be ratified
Federalists/Anti Federalists
Chapter 5 Section 3
The Four major eras of political parties
--talk about the special situations which have arisen over the years w/ political
---Teddy Roosevelt wanted nomination; party said no; split off and formed Bull Moose party--what were the results?
---Al Gore/George Bush presidential race; recount in FL; didn't know results
for weeks
Chapter 5 Section 4
Minor parties in the U.S.
--Four distinct types
-----ideological, single issue, economic protest; Splinter parties
Major parties in life-- long or short lived
What happens to the issues they represent?
Correct worksheets
Climbing Wall--Homecoming activity
Chapter 5 Section 5
Party Organization
---decentralization; role of president; role of federalism; role of nominating process;
National Party--what does it do?
Local and state organizations--what is their role?
Future of Major parties
Work with study buddy for test
Test on Chapter 5

Video on Constitution