Campaigns, Elections and Special Interest Groups
Week of September 29
Monday: The Money Race
Research your assigned campaign donor, looking for:
1) who did they donate to?
2) amount donated
3) service/product (what do they do?)
4) why donate to that particular candidate?
5) research any legislation that would have helped, or can be traced back to that donor
Tuesday: SURVEY ESSAY DUE
1) debrief from Monday's findings, 2) examine Citizens United case: In Google Docs or Draw, create a 2 column Pro/Con chart titled Citizens United v. FEC. Watch the video to the right for the Con, read the article below for Pro.
Citizens United Pro
Citizens United Con (Click here or See YouTube video at
Once you have a few reasons for each side, below your chart you need to complete the following prompt: "The Citizens United decision was good/bad for democracy because -" Once you have completed the chart and prompt, you need to Share it with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday: Ch. 9 QUIZ
Thursday: Electoral College: Keep or Abolish?
Trouble with First Past the Post (Winner Take All)
Alternative Vote Explained
How the Electoral College works
The Trouble with the Electoral College
Complete the related GOOGLE FORM
Friday: Use the interwebs to complete the Special Interest Groups worksheet that you were given in class by the substitute. DUE TODAY
Week of February 17
Monday - Current Event DUE TONIGHT; CGP Grey Primaries video, Campaign discussion and video clips
Friday - Test Unit 3 (Ch. 9-11)