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U3.LP5: Interest Groups U3.LP5: Interest Groups Presentation Transcript

  • Warm-UpRead the passage on the front of your notes. Use the information in the text to summarize and answer the questions beneath it.
  • Warm-UpRead the passage on the front of your notes. Use the information in the text to summarize and answer the questions beneath it.
  • Objective Students will develop an interest group platform and create an informative advertisement on an issue in order toexplain the purpose and function of interest groups.
  • Agenda• Objective and Warm-Up• INM: What is an interest group?• GP: How do you make an interest group?• IP: Making an interest group• Exit Slip
  • Agenda• Objective and Warm-Up• INM: What is an interest group?• GP: How do you make an interest group?• IP: Making an interest group• Exit Slip
  • What is an interest group?• a group of people who share common goals and organize to influence government• they spend a tremendous amount of time and money in order to do so• they are typically concerned with only one issue, but possibly more
  • What does an interest group do?• they advocate for legislation, or proposed laws, that are favorable to their issue of interest• they support and vote for political candidates who favor their ideas• they lobby, or persuade, political officials to support their mission• they educate the public on specific issues in ways that support their mission
  • Why groups?
  • Why groups?• There is more power in numbers, because numbers equal votes.
  • Why groups?• There is more power in numbers, because numbers equal votes.• When more people are involved they have more resources, such as time and money.
  • Why groups?• There is more power in numbers, because numbers equal votes.• When more people are involved they have more resources, such as time and money.• More money means that the groups can hire professionals to lead the organization, or lobbyists to help persuade politicians.
  • Who are lobbyists?
  • Who are lobbyists?• They make direct contact with political officials in an attempt to get their support for the interest group’s issues
  • Who are lobbyists?• They make direct contact with political officials in an attempt to get their support for the interest group’s issues• They understand the government system, and have access to politicians that most normal people don’t have
  • Who are lobbyists?• They make direct contact with political officials in an attempt to get their support for the interest group’s issues• They understand the government system, and have access to politicians that most normal people don’t have• They write legislation that supports the agenda, or platform, of the interest group they work for
  • Who are lobbyists?• They make direct contact with political officials in an attempt to get their support for the interest group’s issues• They understand the government system, and have access to politicians that most normal people don’t have• They write legislation that supports the agenda, or platform, of the interest group they work for
  • Who are lobbyists?• They make direct contact with political officials in an attempt to get their support for the interest group’s issues• They understand the government system, and have access to politicians that most normal people don’t have• They write legislation that supports the agenda, or platform, of the interest group they work for
  • What issues do they work on?
  • What issues do they work on?• Labor issues, such as wages and work hours.
  • What issues do they work on?• Labor issues, such as wages and work hours.• Business issues, such as taxes and the elimination of restrictions on business by government.
  • What issues do they work on?• Labor issues, such as wages and work hours.• Business issues, such as taxes and the elimination of restrictions on business by government.• Environmental issues, such as land conservation.
  • What issues do they work on?• Labor issues, such as wages and work hours.• Business issues, such as taxes and the elimination of restrictions on business by government.• Environmental issues, such as land conservation.• Public issues, such as underage drinking or the use of guns.
  • Examples of Interest Groups
  • Examples of Interest Groups• NRA - National Rifle Association
  • Examples of Interest Groups• NRA - National Rifle Association• MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Examples of Interest Groups• NRA - National Rifle Association• MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving• NEA - National Education Association
  • Examples of Interest Groups• NRA - National Rifle Association• MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving• NEA - National Education Association• Public Citizen - Consumer Rights
  • Examples of Interest Groups• NRA - National Rifle Association• MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving• NEA - National Education Association• Public Citizen - Consumer Rights• AARP - American Association of Retired Persons
  • Examples of Interest Groups• NRA - National Rifle Association• MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving• NEA - National Education Association• Public Citizen - Consumer Rights• AARP - American Association of Retired Persons• RCC - Roman Catholic Church
  • How are they different from political parties? Political Parties Interest GroupsFocusRolesResults
  • How are they different from political parties? Political Parties Interest Groups try to gain the supportFocus of the majorityRolesResults
  • How are they different from political parties? Political Parties Interest Groups are usually concerned try to gain the supportFocus of the majority with only a few issues, or specific problemsRolesResults
  • How are they different from political parties? Political Parties Interest Groups are usually concerned try to gain the supportFocus of the majority with only a few issues, or specific problems nominate candidatesRoles for office and try to win electionsResults
  • How are they different from political parties? Political Parties Interest Groups are usually concerned try to gain the supportFocus of the majority with only a few issues, or specific problems nominate candidates try to influenceRoles for office and try to government officials to win elections support certain policiesResults
  • How are they different from political parties? Political Parties Interest Groups are usually concerned try to gain the supportFocus of the majority with only a few issues, or specific problems nominate candidates try to influenceRoles for office and try to government officials to win elections support certain policies directly influenceResults politicians in their political parties
  • How are they different from political parties? Political Parties Interest Groups are usually concerned try to gain the supportFocus of the majority with only a few issues, or specific problems nominate candidates try to influenceRoles for office and try to government officials to win elections support certain policies meet with directly influence representatives fromResults politicians in their all parties to influence political parties outcome of certain issues
  • How do they impact politics? $$$$$$$$$
  • How do they impact politics?• With money and votes $$$$$$$$$
  • How do they impact politics?• With money and votes• Through media campaigns that address the issues in a biased manner $$$$$$$$$
  • How do they impact politics?• With money and votes• Through media campaigns that address the issues in a biased manner• By making contributions to political campaigns, in an effort to get certain politicians elected $$$$$$$$$
  • Clickers. Now. Please.
  • For which of these does a lobbyist most likelywork?A. a political partyB. a special interest groupC. the SenateD. the media
  • Which of these describes the main purpose of an interestgroup?A. to influence government officials on specific issuesB. to form legislative committees that study public policyC. to regulate the economy by setting federal lending ratesD. to select cases for hearing in appeals courts
  • HOMEWORK Tonight you must complete the reading oninterest groups and answer all the questions.
  • Guided Practice
  • Guided PracticeYou will pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups.
  • Guided PracticeYou will pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches
  • Guided PracticeYou will pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches 2. School Uniforms
  • Guided PracticeYou will pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches 2. School Uniforms 3. Field Trips
  • Guided PracticeYou will pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches 2. School Uniforms 3. Field Trips 4. Technology in School
  • Guided PracticeYou will pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches 2. School Uniforms 3. Field Trips 4. Technology in School
  • TOP SECYour mission: RET
  • TOP SECYour mission: R ETYou must create an interest group thatwill accomplish everything that itsets out to do.
  • TOP SECYour mission: R ETYou must create an interest group thatwill accomplish everything that itsets out to do.In order to create a strong foundationfor your interest group, you MUSTcreate a solid platform of yourbeliefs and then create anadvertisement that can be used toinfluence political officials.
  • Guided Practice
  • Guided Practice• You will have four key roles in your group.
  • Guided Practice• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator
  • Guided Practice• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator• B. Political Advertisement Team
  • Guided Practice• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator• B. Political Advertisement Team • C. Script and storyline (2 writers)
  • Guided Practice• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator• B. Political Advertisement Team • C. Script and storyline (2 writers) • D. Storyboard artist (1 drawer)
  • Guided Practice
  • Guided Practice1. Making a platform
  • Guided Practice1. Making a platform A. What is your group’s mission?
  • Guided Practice1. Making a platform A. What is your group’s mission? B. What changes do you want to see?
  • Guided Practice1. Making a platform A. What is your group’s mission? B. What changes do you want to see? C.What things do you want to stay the same?
  • Guided PracticeIssue: School Uniforms What is your group’s mission? What changes do you want to see? What things do you want to stay the same?
  • Guided Practice Issue: School Uniforms What is your group’s mission?Our interest group exists to eradicate the use of same-colored school uniforms in all public high schools across America and provide choice of uniform color to students. What changes do you want to see? What things do you want to stay the same?
  • Guided Practice Issue: School Uniforms What is your group’s mission? Our interest group exists to eradicate the use of same-colored school uniforms in all public high schools across America and provide choice of uniform color to students. What changes do you want to see?We want to see that no school shall require students to wear uniforms of the same color. What things do you want to stay the same?
  • Guided Practice Issue: School Uniforms What is your group’s mission? Our interest group exists to eradicate the use of same-colored school uniforms in all public high schools across America and provide choice of uniform color to students. What changes do you want to see? We want to see that no school shall require students to wear uniforms of the same color. What things do you want to stay the same?We believe it is important for students to express their individuality, but recognize the importance for similarly styled clothing.
  • Guided Practice
  • Guided Practice2. Creating a Political Advertisement
  • Guided Practice2. Creating a Political Advertisement A.Create an idea for a script
  • Guided Practice2. Creating a Political Advertisement A.Create an idea for a script B. Make actors
  • Guided Practice2. Creating a Political Advertisement A.Create an idea for a script B. Make actors C.Write a script with word for word lines that promotes your issue
  • Guided Practice3. Make a storyboard A.Draw out the scenes for your advertisement B. Include camera angles
  • Storyboard
  • Storyboard Wait... so why dointerest groups make commercials again?
  • Storyboard: Scene 1
  • Independent Practice
  • Independent PracticeYou are going to pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups.
  • Independent PracticeYou are going to pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches
  • Independent PracticeYou are going to pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches 2. School Uniforms
  • Independent PracticeYou are going to pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches 2. School Uniforms 3. Field Trips
  • Independent PracticeYou are going to pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches 2. School Uniforms 3. Field Trips 4. Technology in School
  • Being an Interest Group
  • Being an Interest Group• You will have four key roles in your group.
  • Being an Interest Group• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator
  • Being an Interest Group• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator• B. Political Advertisement Team
  • Being an Interest Group• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator• B. Political Advertisement Team • C. Script and storyline (2 writers)
  • Being an Interest Group• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator• B. Political Advertisement Team • C. Script and storyline (2 writers) • D. Storyboard artist (1 drawer)
  • Exit Slip:1. You will have 5 minutes to complete today’s exit slip.2. Please only write the letter of your answer in the appropriate blank.3. Complete it in silence.4. When you are done, carefully check over your answers.5. After checking your answers, please begin your homework.
  • 3, 2, 1, See Ya!What are 3 things that you learned today?What are 2 things that confused you?What is 1 thing you want to know moreabout?