UNIT 7
Political Parties and Democracy


OBJECTIVES
1) Understand the concept of political parties
2) Understand the connection between political parties and public policy
3) Pursue web-based research of basic terms and concepts
TOOLS and MATERIALS
1) Web access for online projects and research
2) Surveys and handouts

ACTIVITIES
1) Group Activity 1: "Who Supports What?"


SUMMARY of the LESSON

This lesson will introduce the importance of political parties. It reviews what a political party is and what it means to identify with a political party. This unit explains the role of political parties in our system of government and what they do. Finally, this unit introduces an exercise to help students identify the ideological positions of the major political parties.