Ch 4: Business, Government & Society: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Business, Government & Society chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about how business is regulated by government and how interest groups can influence government. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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

10 Lessons in Chapter 4: Business, Government & Society: Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Business, Government & Society: Interactions and Influences

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.

Capitalism, Pluralism & Democracy: Definitions & Differences

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.

What Are Interest Groups in the United States? - History & Types

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.

Development & Maintenance of Interest Groups

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.

Strategies & Influence of Interest Groups on American Politics

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.

Pluralist View of Interest Groups on American Politics

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.

Government Agencies that Protect the Public From Illegal Business Practices

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.

Government Protections Against Stock Market Abuses

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.

Strategies of Market & Non-Market Business Environments

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.

Stakeholders of a Corporation's Market and Non-Market Environments

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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