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    • Do-Now You will have a pre-test and a transition activity after WSMS. NO NOTEBOOK QUIZ
    • Do-Now Please work on your pre-test and transition activity silently.
    • Announcements Testcorrections due Friday After school
    • Project If you have it ready to turn in today, 5 extra points. Be prepared to present on Friday.
    • What I Learned…from yoursurveys Everyone misses chalkboard swatting review Thumbs up on projects Love/hate relationship with notes Everyone diggin’ on Monty Python Give up on Anderson Cooper on December 2nd, Ms. Mitchem!
    • POLICYMAKINGLast unit with Ms. Mitchem
    • Unit Agenda Shorttest/quiz next Tuesday Over the next week, these are the topics we are going to be covering:  How policy gets influenced:  Roleof the media  Lobbying and interest groups  Impact of international events Unit Opener Video
    • Transition Activity Whatwere some of the policies you created for your classroom?
    • Unit Vocabulary Public policy: a plan of action started by the govt to achieve a particular goal Public agenda: a set of priorities for public action Accountability: accepting responsibility for one’s actions Lobbying: an organized effort to influence the policy process by persuading public officials to favor or oppose action on a specific issue
    • Unit Vocabulary Interest group: any organized group whose members share a common goal and try to promote their interests by influencing govt policymaking and decision making. Pandemic: a disease that affects a large area Terrorism: using terror or fear to make people do things
    • The Role of the Media inPublic PolicyUnit: Policymaking
    • Take-Home Point Are we, the people, puppets of the media?5 sentence minimum
    • Today’s Agenda Pre-Test + Transition Announcements + Bizarre Unit Opener + Unit Vocab Media’s Influence on Policymaking  Notes  Grading News Clips  THP/Bye-Now
    • Role of Media The media plays a major role in setting the public agenda. 1. The media focus public attention on selected issues.  How? > By publishing articles or airing stories about a particular issue, the media are able to create interest in a topic
    • Role of Media 2.The media offer a forum in which opposing viewpoints are communicated.  How? > editorials and tevelvised debates provide candidates or experts a way to present opposing viewpoints.
    • Role of Media 3.The media hold government officials accountable to the public.  How? > The mass media follow officeholders to make sure they keep their promises. They also inform voters about actions of officeholders that might not otherwise be known.
    • Role of Media “Good evening, Americ a. I’d like to start Also,government off by giving a officials use the mass shout-out to my media to mom. Love u girl!!” communicate to the public. How might they communicate without mass media? Would those techniques as effective as mass media?
    • Grading Video Clips!Practice with the media’s role in policymaking
    • Occupy Movement What have you guys heard about the Occupy Wall Street Movement?
    • Video Clips #1: “Parks and Demonstration”  News Source: The Daily Show (Comedy Central)  Date: 11/3/11 #2: “Wall Street CEO Takes on Occupiers”  News Source: Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)  Date: 10/27/11 #3: “Protestors Ousted in Zuccotti Park in NYC”  News Source: Fox Report (Fox News)  Date: 11/15/11
    • Take-Home Point Are we, the people, puppets of the media?5 sentence minimum