The Terms• Pay close attention as we cover eight key vocabulary terms from Unit 3.
The Terms• Pay close attention as we cover eight key vocabulary terms from Unit 3.• You must ﬁll in the deﬁnition, we will then ﬁll in the actors together, and then you will write a sentence using the word.
Candidate Deﬁnition: TextA person who wants to bean elected ofﬁcial and ACTORS:campaigns to win anelection.Sentence: __________________________________
Campaign Deﬁnition: TextThe competition by rivalpolitical candidates and ACTORS:organizations for publicofﬁce.Sentence: __________________________________
Political Parties Deﬁnition: A political organization that seeks to inﬂuence government policy by ACTORS: trying to get candidatesfrom their party elected.Sentence: __________________________________
Initiative LAW Deﬁnition: When people petitionto create a law, and the ACTORS:general public votes on it.Sentence: __________________________________
Issue Referendum Deﬁnition: A legislator, or representative, makes a ACTORS:law and then the people vote on it.Sentence: __________________________________
Interest Groups Deﬁnition:A group of people who have organized to change government ACTORS: policy on a speciﬁc issue.Sentence: __________________________________
Lobbying Deﬁnition: The act of trying topersuade a government ACTORS: ofﬁcial.Sentence: __________________________________
Media Bias Deﬁnition: When a media sourcedemonstrates negativity ACTORS:or favoritism towards a group or individual.Sentence: __________________________________
Are you ready?For the best seven minutes of your life?It’s time, for musical ﬂashcards.
When the music stops you will...• Stop writing.
When the music stops you will...• Stop writing.• Listen for the call of “Pass!!!”
When the music stops you will...• Stop writing.• Listen for the call of “Pass!!!”• Pass the ﬂashcard in the designated direction.
Bust out the clickers please.It’s time to check for understanding.
1. The following is an example of an initiativea. The senate creates an immigration law to restrict thenumber of people entering the United States b. Citizens vote to remove from ofﬁce a Governor whohas been caught stealing state funds. c. Legislators create banning the use of slot machines ina state and the citizens vote to pass it. d. a citizen group writes a law to protect a forest nearLos Angeles that is threatened by urban growth,Citizens of California vote to pass it.
2. The purpose of political parties is toa. inﬂuence government by lobbying elected ofﬁcials. b. to win votes and gain positions in government c. inﬂuence public opinion by reporting information andopinionsd. register voters and conduct elections
3. Campaigns end with a general election, this is whena. voters choose a candidate to represent them ingovernment. b. political parties nominate a candidate to run forofﬁce. c. voters choose a candidate from each political party. d. media predicts a winner of an election
4. Polling is used by candidates and elected ofﬁcials in allof the ways except:a. to determine peoples opinions b. to determine what the people want from theirgovernment c. to predict what elected ofﬁcials have done ingovernmentd. to predict who will win an election
5. Interest Groups are different from Political parties inall of the ways exceptA. they focus on one issueB. they work from outside of government C. they are more powerful if they have more moneyand membersD. they attempt to inﬂuence government
Independent Practice• On the back side of your sheet of paper, complete the following half-page free write:
Independent Practice• On the back side of your sheet of paper, complete the following half-page free write: • Why does media matter in politics?
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?