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Below is a sample breakdown of the Business, Government & Society chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Influences and interactions||Society, government, business, market capitalism, populism, dominance, public sentiment, and countervailing forces|
|Tuesday||Political frameworks||Pluralism, capitalism, democracy, open access, and divided authority|
|Wednesday||Interest groups||History of U.S. interest groups, characteristics, formation and management, free-rider problem, strategies for influencing government organizations, influencing public policy, regulations on interest groups, and interest groups within American politics|
|Thursday||Protection through regulatory agencies||Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, insider trading, and fraudulent accounting|
|Friday||Market and non-market environments||Competitive-level strategies, business-level strategies, functional-level strategies, corporate-level strategies, non-market strategies, stakeholders, creditors, market stakeholders, and non-market stakeholders|
1. Business, Government & Society: Interactions and Influences
Business, government, and society interact and influence each others' specific objectives and goals. In this lesson, you will learn the three different models that can impact how they influence each other.
2. Capitalism, Pluralism & Democracy: Definitions & Differences
Businesses live in a multi-framework environment consisting of capitalism, pluralism and democracy. In this lesson, you will learn about each framework and how their differences present a unique challenge for a company's survival.
3. What Are Interest Groups in the United States? - History & Types
The following lesson will discuss the history and types of interest groups that exist in the American political system. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
4. Development & Maintenance of Interest Groups
The following lesson will discuss how interest groups are developed and maintained. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
5. Strategies & Influence of Interest Groups on American Politics
The following lesson will describe the strategies used by interest groups to influence American politics. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
6. Pluralist View of Interest Groups on American Politics
The following lesson covers the political theories that attempt to assess the perceived benefits of interest groups in American politics. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
7. Government Agencies that Protect the Public From Illegal Business Practices
The public has to be protected from illegal business practices. In this lesson, you'll learn about the four government agencies that monitor, protect, and prevent corporate America from taking advantage of consumers.
8. Government Protections Against Stock Market Abuses
Companies are monitored and policed by the Security and Exchange Commission in order to protect stockholders against market abuses. In this lesson, you will learn how the SEC prevents insider trading and fraudulent accounting.
9. Strategies of Market & Non-Market Business Environments
Companies must employ market and non-market business strategies in order to satisfy stakeholders and be profitable in the workplace environment. In this lesson, you will learn the specific strategies that lead to profits and stakeholders' support.
10. Stakeholders of a Corporation's Market and Non-Market Environments
Corporations depend upon the support of their stakeholders for success in the marketplace. In this lesson, you will learn about both the market and non-market environment of stakeholder groups.
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