- Students will evaluate the role and/or purpose of an interest group in order to describe their influence on the political process.
- Evaluate how the media, political parties, special-interest groups, lobbyists, Political Action Committees (PACs) influence public opinion and government policies.
- Analyze various methods that individuals or groups may use to influence laws and governmental policies including petitioning, letter writing and acts of civil disobedience.
Task One: PowerPoint Presentation
How Interest Groups Influence:
Task 2: Create your own interest group campaign
For this assignment you will create a storyboard for an interest group you create.
You will pick one of four issues to work on in for interest groups.
1. School Lunches
2. School Uniforms
3. Field Trips
4. Technology in School
1. Making a platform
A. What is your group’s mission?
B. What changes do you want to see?
C. What things do you want to stay the same?
2. Creating a Political Advertisement
A. Create an idea for a script
B. Make actors
C. Write a script with word for word lines that promote your issue
3. Make a storyboard
A. Draw out the scenes for your advertisement
B. Include camera angles and Direction