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  • U3.LP5: Interest Groups

    1. 1. Warm-UpRead the passage on the front of your notes. Use the information in the text to summarize and answer the questions beneath it.
    2. 2. Warm-UpRead the passage on the front of your notes. Use the information in the text to summarize and answer the questions beneath it.
    3. 3. 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.
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. 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
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. Why groups?
    9. 9. Why groups?• There is more power in numbers, because numbers equal votes.
    10. 10. 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.
    11. 11. 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.
    12. 12. Who are lobbyists?
    13. 13. Who are lobbyists?• They make direct contact with political officials in an attempt to get their support for the interest group’s issues
    14. 14. 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
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. 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
    17. 17. 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
    18. 18. What issues do they work on?
    19. 19. What issues do they work on?• Labor issues, such as wages and work hours.
    20. 20. 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.
    21. 21. 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.
    22. 22. 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.
    23. 23. Examples of Interest Groups
    24. 24. Examples of Interest Groups• NRA - National Rifle Association
    25. 25. Examples of Interest Groups• NRA - National Rifle Association• MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving
    26. 26. Examples of Interest Groups• NRA - National Rifle Association• MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving• NEA - National Education Association
    27. 27. Examples of Interest Groups• NRA - National Rifle Association• MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving• NEA - National Education Association• Public Citizen - Consumer Rights
    28. 28. 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
    29. 29. 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
    30. 30. How are they different from political parties? Political Parties Interest GroupsFocusRolesResults
    31. 31. How are they different from political parties? Political Parties Interest Groups try to gain the supportFocus of the majorityRolesResults
    32. 32. 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
    33. 33. 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
    34. 34. 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
    35. 35. 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
    36. 36. 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
    37. 37. How do they impact politics? $$$$$$$$$
    38. 38. How do they impact politics?• With money and votes $$$$$$$$$
    39. 39. How do they impact politics?• With money and votes• Through media campaigns that address the issues in a biased manner $$$$$$$$$
    40. 40. How do they impact politics?• With money and votes• Through media campaigns that address the issues in a biased manner• By making contributions to political campaigns, in an effort to get certain politicians elected $$$$$$$$$
    41. 41. Clickers. Now. Please.
    42. 42. For which of these does a lobbyist most likelywork?A. a political partyB. a special interest groupC. the SenateD. the media
    43. 43. 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
    44. 44. HOMEWORK Tonight you must complete the reading oninterest groups and answer all the questions.
    45. 45. Guided Practice
    46. 46. Guided PracticeYou will pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups.
    47. 47. Guided PracticeYou will pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches
    48. 48. Guided PracticeYou will pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches 2. School Uniforms
    49. 49. Guided PracticeYou will pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches 2. School Uniforms 3. Field Trips
    50. 50. 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
    51. 51. 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
    52. 52. TOP SECYour mission: RET
    53. 53. TOP SECYour mission: R ETYou must create an interest group thatwill accomplish everything that itsets out to do.
    54. 54. 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.
    55. 55. Guided Practice
    56. 56. Guided Practice• You will have four key roles in your group.
    57. 57. Guided Practice• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator
    58. 58. Guided Practice• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator• B. Political Advertisement Team
    59. 59. Guided Practice• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator• B. Political Advertisement Team • C. Script and storyline (2 writers)
    60. 60. 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)
    61. 61. Guided Practice
    62. 62. Guided Practice1. Making a platform
    63. 63. Guided Practice1. Making a platform A. What is your group’s mission?
    64. 64. Guided Practice1. Making a platform A. What is your group’s mission? B. What changes do you want to see?
    65. 65. 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?
    66. 66. 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?
    67. 67. 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?
    68. 68. 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?
    69. 69. 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.
    70. 70. Guided Practice
    71. 71. Guided Practice2. Creating a Political Advertisement
    72. 72. Guided Practice2. Creating a Political Advertisement A.Create an idea for a script
    73. 73. Guided Practice2. Creating a Political Advertisement A.Create an idea for a script B. Make actors
    74. 74. 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
    75. 75. Guided Practice3. Make a storyboard A.Draw out the scenes for your advertisement B. Include camera angles
    76. 76. Storyboard
    77. 77. Storyboard Wait... so why dointerest groups make commercials again?
    78. 78. Storyboard: Scene 1
    79. 79. Independent Practice
    80. 80. Independent PracticeYou are going to pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups.
    81. 81. Independent PracticeYou are going to pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches
    82. 82. Independent PracticeYou are going to pick one of four issues to work on in your interest groups. 1. School Lunches 2. School Uniforms
    83. 83. 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
    84. 84. 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
    85. 85. Being an Interest Group
    86. 86. Being an Interest Group• You will have four key roles in your group.
    87. 87. Being an Interest Group• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator
    88. 88. Being an Interest Group• You will have four key roles in your group.• A. Platform creator• B. Political Advertisement Team
    89. 89. 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)
    90. 90. 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)
    91. 91. 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.
    92. 92. 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?

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