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10 resources with the keyterm special interest groups

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Battle Behind the Pumps - Exploring Supply & Demand

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
After considering the role that gasoline plays in our lives and our dependence on it as a society, learners participate in a reading activity discussing why the price of oil is increasing. They will then simulate being members of a...
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Shasta Dam: How High is Too High?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Research water use in California, environmental protection laws, and the proposition to raise Shasta Dam by 200 feet. Researchers use their findings to build an argument which will be presented at a mock decision panel. Groups then...
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The Role of Special Interest Groups

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the role of special interest groups in American politics. They conduct research on recently passed legislation, identify the influence of special interest groups on this legislation, watch a video, and read a handout.
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There's More out There Than Just Democrats and Republicans

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners take a closer look at the other political parties in the United States. In this American politics lesson, students research minority parties in the country and create PowerPoint presentations that feature their findings....
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National Forest Logging

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students are given a short synopsis related to logging on a reservation and they plan a 3 minute presentation. In this logging lesson plan, students are given 1 of 11 issues related to logging on an Indian reservation. They prepare a 3...
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How Can Big Business Make Money From Tariffs?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of the rise of big business in the United States. In this economics lesson, students investigate the impact of tariffs on businesses. Students also investigate the impact that incentives have on special...
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Worksheet on Congress and Interest Groups

For Students 8th - 11th
In this Congressional responsibilities instructional activity, students respond to 10 true or false and 17 short answer questions about Congressional duties and lobbyists.
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High School Lesson Plan III - "Whose Special Interests?"

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students study special interest groups and define terms like faction, interest group, association, lobbyist, and political action group.
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Lesson 6: Interest Groups and Their Tactics

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discover how special interest groups sway voters. In this American Politics lesson, 12th graders research selected special interest groups and complete the 3 provided handouts that accompany the lesson.
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Civics: Assessment

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders consider their personal civic awareness. In this civics lesson, 12th graders take the provided test on special interest, groups, political parties, and media awareness in the United States.