SW evaluate public assistance programs created by the federal government in order to analyze political cartoons. Agenda
Objective and Warm-Up INM: Public Assistance GP: Analyzing Political Cartoons IP: Analyzing Political Cartoons Exit Slip Agenda
Agenda Vocabulary Review Immigration Public Assistance Structure and Organization of Congress Foreign Policy Structure and Judicial Review Land Use and Zoning International Organizations Affirmative Action and Equity Environmental Policy
What are the purposes of government? In democratic countries, like the USA, the government establishes programs to help society live good lives. Two main purposes of government are to: Provide Public Services Promote the General Welfare of Citizens
What do we have government? The USA provides public services and promotes the general welfare of citizens in order to make sure People are economically secure The USA has full employment People are healthy, especially mothers and children Children get a good education People have equal opportunity to achieve
What are Public Assistance Programs? Public assistance is government benefits for the need in form of a service or money. This is also called entitlement programs. Some public assistance programs are Social Security Medicare and Medicaid Welfare programs such as WIC, Section 8 Housing Unemployment
What is Social Security? Social Security is a federal insurance program that provides income mainly to retired people (people over 65 and no longer working) but also to the unemployed and disabled.
What are Medical Assistance Programs? Medical Assistance Programs are government-paid health insurance programs that provide coverage for people based on their need. Medicare is insurance for the elderly and disabled Medicaid is insurance for low- income families and children.
CFUS Which of the following is probably NOT a public assistance program? Social Security Medicare Food Stamps Safeway
CFUS Which of the following people is most likely to receive Social Security benefits A young college graduate with student loans to pay off A elderly couple who has just retired from working for 40 years A veteran who is disabled from the war A child in foster care in a big city
CFUS Which of the following is a reason why we have medical assistance programs? Provides income assistance to low income families Provide education opportunities to disadvantaged youth Provide health services to those who can afford it Provide housing for individuals with disabilities.
CFUS What is likely NOT a reason we provide public assistance programs? To ensure a healthy society To ensure equal opportunity and equity To work toward increase immigration to America To work toward full employment
CFUS Which of these is a purpose of Social Security? granting retirement benefits enforcing affirmative action laws monitoring unfair business practices developing workplace safety regulations
CFUS Which of the following is an opportunity cost of providing Medicare services to elderly Americans Government spending allows Elderly to spend their money on other needs besides medicine and doctor’s visits. Government spending may be cut in other areas and/or taxes may have to increase. Elderly citizens live healthy and happy lives Elderly citizens have access to affordable prescription drugs
Guided and Independent Practice We will analyze 2 political cartoons about public assistance programs. You will answer the following questions: What are the symbols in the cartoon? What do the symbols represent? What is the subject of the cartoon? Is the cartoonist for or against funding this public assistance programs? What tells you this? How might the cartoon influence its reader?
Independent Practice You will do the rest on your own.
Lastly, you will create your own cartoon about public assistance. You may either explain what you would draw or draw it. Give it a title.