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Below is a sample breakdown of the Political Parties and Lawmaking 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|| Fundamentals of political parties;|
|Definition, function, organization and mobilization methods;|
How U.S. political parties are organized, the nominating process, national chairs and committees
|Tuesday||How parties contribute to the democratic process||The influence of party politics on government, how parties impact American voting habits|
|Wednesday|| History of U.S. political parties before the Civil War;|
History of U.S. political parties after the Civil War
|Origin of the two-party system, the Whigs, Federalists, Democratic-Republicans; |
How views on slavery led to the creation of the Republican party, the Democrats and Republican parties over the last century
|Thursday|| Political parties and interest groups;|
|How parties and interest groups are connected, lobbying, campaign financing;|
Structure and duties of Congress, powers of the House and Senate
|Friday|| How a bill becomes a law;|
Current laws that impact business
|Process by which Congress passes a bill;|
Overview and examples of laws that regulate business
1. Political Party: Definition, Function, Organization & Mobilization
The following lesson will introduce you to the concept of political parties in the United States government. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.
2. The National Parties: Organization & Structure
The following lesson will cover the structure and organization of the Democratic and Republican parties at the national level. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.
3. History of Political Parties in the United States (Pre-Civil War)
The following lesson will discuss the history and evolution of the two-party system in the United States. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
4. History of Political Parties in the United States (Post-Civil War)
The following lesson will continue to cover the history of political parties, this time, the history that occurred after the Civil War. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
5. The Relationship Between Political Parties & Interest Groups
The following lesson will cover the similarities and differences between political parties and interest groups. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.
6. What is Congress? - Definition, Powers & Structure
In this lesson, we will review what the United States Congress is. We will take a closer look at the makeup of Congress, what its powers are and what it represents.
7. How a Bill Becomes a Law: Formal Process
In this lesson, we will review the process of how a bill becomes a law. We will take a closer look at what steps have to be taken, how a bill is changed and how it is signed into law.
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