Warm-Up Children's Television Programming “[An educational program] must be a regularly scheduled, weekly program of at least 30 minutes, and aired between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The program must also be identified as educational and informational for children when it is aired…. Broadcasters will … air three hours per week of [educational] programming.” – From an order issued by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in 1996
Warm-Up 1. What is an advantage of the FCC decision? 2. What is a disadvantage of the FCC decision?
SW describe the purpose of regulatory agencies in order to analyze aspects of Executive Branch departments and agencies. Agenda
Agenda Structure and Organization of the Executive Branch Reapportionment and Redistricting Structure and Organization of the Executive Branch Regulatory Agencies of the Exec Branch Structure and Organization of Congress Regulatory Agencies of the Exec. Branch Power and Roles of the Executive Branch How a Bill Becomes a Law Electoral College and Electing the President State and Local Government Electoral College and Electing the President
Please turn your attention to the Data Wall. A = 80% or above on an Exit Slip An A = absent If you are absent a lot, then you probably need to ask for assistance. If you don’t have very many stars, you need to ask yourself what needs to happen in order to get an 80% or above any given day. The Data Wall
You will be assigned a project today. It is due on February 15th. It will make up all of your HW grade for the Unit (25%) HOMEWORK
Agencies are responsible for implementing the specific rules and regulations within laws passed by Congress or Executive Orders made by the President. Agencies focus on one issue such as the environment. Agencies are part of the Executive Branch but operate independently from the departments. Agencies exist at the national and state level. What Are Regulatory Agencies?
Some of the important regulatory agencies are: Environmental Protection Agency Food and Drug Administration Federal Communications Commission Federal Trade Commission Federal Aviation Administration Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Important Regulatory Agencies
Why Do We Have Regulatory Agencies? As government began to create more programs to help people after the Great Depression in the 1920’s, the Departments had too much work to do so specific agencies and commissions were developed. The Executive Department created agencies to deal with the growing need to execute laws. The main reason why we have agencies are: Focused attention and expertise on one area which means they can respond quickly and efficiently to government needs. Independent which means they don’t have to answer to others.
What Do Some of the Regulatory Agencies Do? All agencies focus on promoting the general welfare of people by keeping people safe and healthy in various aspects of human life. Environmental Protection Agency: supports car companies in making cars more fuel efficient, pays for studies on how to improve air quality, fines companies that violate pollution rules. Federal Trade Commission: proposes ways to help businesses protect consumer privacy, protects consumers by promoting competition in specific industries like health care, consumer goods. Federal Aviation Administration: creates and enforces safety regulations about airplanes, such as plane inspection requirements, pilot training and work hours requirements.
Checks for Understanding 1. Which of these does the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulate? the number of union pilots the pricing of new airplanes the safety of passenger airlines the cost of jet fuel
Checks for Understanding 2. Which of these government agencies is directly responsible for monitoring business competition? Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Checks for Understanding 3. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are similar in that they both regulate labor enforce tax laws protect consumers oversee transportation
Checks for Understanding 4. Which of these is a function of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)? to issue airline tickets to finance new airlines to hire airline pilots to regulate airline traffic
Checks for Understanding 5. Which of these government regulatory agencies enforces legislation to limit or reduce water pollution? the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Checks for Understanding How can we tell what a regulatory agency does? Who are regulatory agencies always trying to help?
You will have 5 minutes to complete today’s exit slip. Please circle only one answer. Complete it in silence. When you are done, carefully check over your answers. After checking your answers, please begin your homework. Exit Slip
Guided Practice The rest of the class will be spent focusing on the Executive Department and Agency project. We will analyze a specific agency together in the Guided Practice. You will then go to room 307 in order to research information about your Department or Agency in the Independent Practice.
Guided Practice What is the commonly used acronym for the organization? CDC Draw or print out their logo. Who are the top leaders of the organization? Who were the three leaders before them? Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH istheDirector. The Pastthreeleaderswere: David Satcher, MD, PhD (1993–1998) Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH (1998–2002) Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH (2002–2008)
Guided Practice How big is their budget and where does it come from? The budget is $10.6 million What is missing from this answer?
Guided Practice How does the Department organize itself?
Guided Practice When was the Department or Agency established? Why was it established? [P] It was developed in 1942 during the 2nd world war to deal with malaria. Its first leader advocated to expand the Centers to focus on public health. They focused on communicable diseases. It was renamed CDC in 1970.
Guided Practice What is their purpose? What do they do? [P] The CDC is in charge of promoting public health and safety to enhance healthy choices and living among Americans. The CDC works with state health departments and other organizations. They focus on disease prevention and control especially infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
Guided Practice What major events or political issues have recently come up for the Department or Agency? Have there been any scandals? Have they done anything cool recently? [P] The CDC conducted a study to see whether 11 deaths of construction workers in Southern States could be linked between Chinese-produced dry wall or not. They found no link between the deaths and the drywall. The say that the deaths were due to preexisting health conditions. Where are their major buildings located Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333, U.S.A.
You will work on the mobile laptops to research information about your department or agency. Use whitehouse.gov, google, wikipedia. Write the information in a word document. You can put it in your poster or powerpoint later. Independent Practice
What are 3 things that you learned today? What are 2 things that confused you? What is 1 thing you want to know more about? Exit Slip