U6.LP1: Public Assistance Programs

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U6.LP1: Public Assistance Programs

  1. 1. Warm-Up<br />
  2. 2. SW evaluate public assistance programs created by the federal government in order to analyze political cartoons. <br />Agenda<br />
  3. 3. Objective and Warm-Up<br />INM: Public Assistance<br />GP: Analyzing Political Cartoons<br />IP: Analyzing Political Cartoons<br />Exit Slip <br />Agenda<br />
  4. 4. Agenda<br />Vocabulary Review <br />Immigration <br />Public Assistance<br />Structure and Organization of Congress<br />Foreign Policy<br />Structure and Judicial Review <br />Land Use and Zoning <br />International Organizations<br />Affirmative Action and Equity<br />Environmental Policy <br />
  5. 5. What are the purposes of government?<br />In democratic countries, like the USA, the government establishes programs to help society live good lives. <br />Two main purposes of government are to: <br />Provide Public Services <br />Promote the General Welfare of Citizens<br />
  6. 6. What do we have government?<br />The USA provides public services and promotes the general welfare of citizens in order to make sure<br />People are economically secure<br />The USA has full employment<br />People are healthy, especially mothers and children<br />Children get a good education <br />People have equal opportunity to achieve<br />
  7. 7.  What are Public Assistance Programs?<br />Public assistance is government benefits for the need in form of a service or money. This is also called entitlement programs. <br />Some public assistance programs are<br />Social Security <br />Medicare and Medicaid<br />Welfare programs such as WIC, Section 8 Housing<br />Unemployment<br />
  8. 8. What is Social Security? <br />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. <br />
  9. 9. What are Medical Assistance Programs?<br />Medical Assistance Programs are government-paid health insurance programs that provide coverage for people based on their need. <br />Medicare is insurance for the elderly and disabled<br />Medicaid is insurance for low- income families and children. <br />
  10. 10. CFUS<br />Which of the following is probably NOT a public assistance program? <br />Social Security<br />Medicare<br />Food Stamps<br />Safeway <br />
  11. 11. CFUS<br />Which of the following people is most likely to receive Social Security benefits<br />A young college graduate with student loans to pay off<br />A elderly couple who has just retired from working for 40 years<br />A veteran who is disabled from the war<br />A child in foster care in a big city <br />
  12. 12. CFUS<br />Which of the following is a reason why we have medical assistance programs? <br />Provides income assistance to low income families<br />Provide education opportunities to disadvantaged youth<br />Provide health services to those who can afford it<br />Provide housing for individuals with disabilities. <br />
  13. 13. CFUS<br />What is likely NOT a reason we provide public assistance programs? <br />To ensure a healthy society<br />To ensure equal opportunity and equity<br />To work toward increase immigration to America<br />To work toward full employment<br /> <br />
  14. 14. CFUS<br />Which of these is a purpose of Social Security?<br />granting retirement benefits<br />enforcing affirmative action laws<br />monitoring unfair business practices<br />developing workplace safety regulations<br />
  15. 15. CFUS<br />Which of the following is an opportunity cost of providing Medicare services to elderly Americans<br />Government spending allows Elderly to spend their money on other needs besides medicine and doctor’s visits.<br />Government spending may be cut in other areas and/or taxes may have to increase. <br />Elderly citizens live healthy and happy lives<br />Elderly citizens have access to affordable prescription drugs <br />
  16. 16. Guided and Independent Practice<br />We will analyze 2 political cartoons about public assistance programs. <br />You will answer the following questions: <br />What are the symbols in the cartoon?<br />What do the symbols represent?<br />What is the subject of the cartoon?<br />Is the cartoonist for or against funding this public assistance programs? What tells you this?<br />How might the cartoon influence its reader?<br />
  17. 17. Independent Practice<br />You will do the rest on your own. <br /> <br />Lastly, you will create your own cartoon about public assistance. <br />You may either explain what you would draw or draw it. <br />Give it a title. <br />
  18. 18. Guided Practice<br />
  19. 19. Guided Practice<br />
  20. 20. HOMEWORK<br />Create your own political cartoon, or find 5 that relate to public assistance programs!!!<br />

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