AP Gov Update
What have we been up to?
Civic and Political Participation: (See our project link below)
Political Socialization and Factors that Influence Us
Schoology Checks for Understanding
What's That Word?
Interest Groups: Types, Why People Join, Strategies, Influence, PACs
Elections: Types, Office Requirements, Reforms, The Electoral College, Ballots, Advocacy Groups, How Voters Decide and Why Some Don't Vote
The Media: Influence, Bias, Roles, Access Points
What did we do THIS Week? (11.09-11.13)
Monday: We discussed the difference between primaries and caucuses and EVEN had a real in-class caucus in which we tried to persuade other groups to join our corner based on platforms of the Republican candidates.
Tuesday: We learned about Initiative, Referendum and Recall. We implemented this knowledge when we received an assignment in which we learned how to contact our state officials: Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and State Senator Fred Akshar. That was REALLY neat because now we have this skill for the future!
Thursday: We continued to work hard on our letters to our state representatives. In the letters, we discussed the current state of I,R,&R in New York and whether we want to KEEP it that way or CHANGE it.
Friday: We discussed the different types of ballots, including party-column ballots, office-column ballots, and the Australian ballot. Also, we learned about the hanging chad issue from the election of 2000 (Bush vs. Gore).
Click the links below to see more in-depth descriptions of what we did.