Political Party Project - Mesa Public Schools

Political Party Project - Mesa Public Schools

POLITICAL PARTY PROJECT Political Party Project Your task is to create three (Both major political parties and one minor party) informational visual presentation (multimedia, brochure, etc.) highlighting the three party's political platforms on current issues, history,

important members, slogan, logo, and philosophy. You will need to research the three political parties thoroughly using the official websites of the political parties and organize the information in a logical manner. Your goal is to persuade other citizens to join your political party.

Scoring 10 points each category, each presentation is 70 points 210 points total Required Sections Historical Background

Accurately describes the political party's historical background in a coherent paragraph (6-8 sentences). Provides facts supported with details. Subject knowledge is excellent. Party Philosophy Accurately describes the political party's philosophy in a coherent paragraph (6-8

sentences). Covers philosophy in-depth with details. Subject knowledge is excellent. Persuasive piece Creates a persuasive short speech, slogan, jingle, poster or advertisement that explains why citizens should join your party. Product shows a large amount

of original thought. Ideas are creative and inventive. Famous People Features 5 famous people (living or deceased) from the two major parties and 1 from minor party, who are/were affiliated with the political party. Must include a relevant, meaningful quote

from each famous person. Mascot Accurately describes the background/origin of the political party's mascot. May include a visual. WOW Factor!

Makes good use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance to presentation. Current Issues Presents an accurate representation of the party's views on a social, political, and economic issue. Must include a visual for each.

POLITICAL PARTY LINKS Constitution Party:

http://www.constitutionparty.com/ Democratic Party: http://www.democrats.org/?nosplash=true Green Party: http://www.gp.org/index.php Justice Party: http://www.justicepartyusa.org/ Libertarian Party: http://www.lp.org/ Republican Party: http://www.gop.com/

Tea Party http://www.teaparty.org/ http://www.theteaparty.net/about-the-tea-party/ Socialist Party http://socialistparty-usa.net/ POLITICAL PARTY PROJECT TIPS HISTORICAL BACKGROUND -Use the party's official website ("About Us", "History") & other reliable internet sites

-When researching, created a bulleted list of important events in the party's history, major successes, important leaders, etc. **Use your research to write a cohesive 68 sentence informative paragraph that demonstrates excellent knowledge of when/ why your party started, where it is today, and the pivotal moments in-between! Philosophy

-Use the party's official website ("About Us', "Philosophy", "Mission") -What are your party's beliefs/vision for the role of our government, how the US should interact with other nations, the role of citizens, etc.? -You are looking for the BIG picture here! -Compile research into a bulleted list. ** Use your research to write a cohesive 6-8 sentence paragraph that demonstrates excellent knowledge of the philosophy/vision of this party!

Philosophy -Use the party's official website ("About Us', "Philosophy", "Mission") -What are your party's beliefs/vision for the role of our government, how the US should interact with other nations, the role of citizens, etc.? -You are looking for the BIG picture here! -Compile research into a bulleted list.

** Use your research to write a cohesive 6-8 sentence paragraph that demonstrates excellent knowledge of the philosophy/vision of this party! Persuasive Piece -Use the party's official website ("About Us", "Current Issues", "History", "Philosophy", "Leaders", etc.) -Create a list of various

accomplishments, important leaders, powerful views on controversial/important issues, etc. **Use this research to write a persuasive short speech, slogan, jingle, poster or advertisement to convince people to join this party! Famous People

-Use the party's official website ("Leaders", "History") & other reliable internet sites -Compile a diverse list of famous politicians and celebrities that are affiliated/associated with this party. Mix it up!! -Find a quote from each person that relates to an issue/event that is meaningful to your party. **Must include the name, a picture, and the quote for 5 famous people. (1 person from minor party)

Current Issues -Use the party's official website to research your party's opinion on 3 controversial/important issues.

(1 social issue, 1 economic issue and 1 political issue) Ex. Afghanistan, guns, abortion, marriage, health care, taxes, immigration, drugs, energy, etc. **Write an informative paragraph about this issue and your party's opinion on it. Be sure to include a corresponding picture! Mascot

-Use the party's official website, as well as other reliable internet sites. -Research when & why your party began using this symbol. **Include an image of this symbol & write a few sentences to fully explain its history.

Edit all work for accuracy & spelling/grammar! Label all 6 sections. Put YOUR NAME on your project! Put a TITLE on your project! Use color! Make sure your final product is polished & convincing!! See me if you need any help! :) Political Party Project Individual Section 100

points Political Party Project Individual Section

Individually take the following political party tests. These tests will give you some idea where you stand politically today. After you take the tests print up the results. You will submit the results as well as a full write-up of at least 2 paragraphs(6-8 sentences each) of each test result. Discuss why you agree or disagree with the findings of the tests. Write a one page conclusion. It should include the following:

Based on the results what political party would you identify yourself with today? What information from the tests led you to this conclusion? Pick three hot-bed issues and explain where you stand and why. Political party tests sites http://www.people-press.org/political-party-q

uiz http://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz http://theadvocates.org/quiz/quiz.php

http://www.gotoquiz.com/political_party_quiz _2 http://bestpoliticalquiz.com/

Political Party Test Results

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