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SS.7.C.2.10 - Monitoring & Influencing Government

Reporting Category 1: Origins and Purposes of Law and Government

Reporting Category 1: General

Enlightenment Ideas: SS.7.C.1.1

Impact of Key Documents: SS.7.C.1.2

English Policies: SS.7.C.1.3

Declaration of Independence: SS.7.C.1.4

Articles of Confederation: SS.7.C.1.5

Preamble of the Constitution: SS.7.C.1.6

Separation of Powers and Checks & Balances: SS.7.C.1.7

Federalists and Anti-Federalists: SS.7.C.1.8

Rule of Law: SS.7.C.1.9

Sources & Types of Laws: SS.7.C.3.10

Reporting Category 2: Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities of Citizens

Reporting Category 2: General

Citizenship: SS.7.C.2.1

Obligations of Citizens: SS.7.C.2.2

Bill of Rights & Other Amendments: SS.7.C.2.4

Constitutional Safeguards & Limits: SS.7.C.2.5

Constitutional Rights: SS.7.C.3.6

13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 24th, & 26th Amendments: SS.7.C.3.7

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: SS.7.C.3.12

Reporting Category 3: Government Policies and Political Processes

Reporting Category 3: General

Political Parties: SS.7.C.2.8

Qualifications for Political Office: SS.7.C.2.9

Monitoring & Influencing Government: SS.7.C.2.10

Media & Political Communications: SS.7.C.2.11

Public Policy: SS.7.C.2.12

Multiple Perspectives: SS.7.C.2.13

U.S. Domestic & Foreign Policy: SS.7.C.4.1

Participation in International Organizations: SS.7.C.4.2

U.S. & International Conflicts: SS.7.C.4.3

Reporting Category 4: Organization and Function of Government

Reporting Category 4: General

Forms of Government: SS.7.C.3.1

Systems of Government: SS.7.C.3.2

Three Branches of Government: SS.7.C.3.3

Federalism: SS.7.C.3.4

Amendment Process: SS.7.C.3.5

Structure, Function, & Processes of Government: SS.7.C.3.8

Court System: SS.7.C.3.11

United States & Florida Constitutions: SS.7.C.3.13

Government Obligations & Services: SS.7.C.3.14

What You Need to Know:

Student Reading Review for SS.7.C.2.10

Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.

Overview:

Benchmark Clarifications:

  • Students will identify the methods used by interest groups to monitor and/or influence the government. Read more!
  • Students will identify the methods used by the media to monitor and/or influence the government. Read more!
  • Students will evaluate the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on the government. Read more!
  • Students will identify and evaluate methods of influencing and/or monitoring government. Read more!

Example One (Low Complexity)

Who do lobbyists represent in their attempts to influence government?

A. military officers

B. elected officials

C. interest groups

D. circuit judges

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Example Two (Moderate Complexity)

Based on the government system in the United States, which individual activity is used to directly influence legislative decisions?

A. watching political debates on television

B. discussing political issues at work

C. collecting opinions for a yearbook

D. gathering signatures for a petition

CLICK HERE FOR ANSWER & EXPLANATIONS

Example Three (High Complexity)

The table below describes rating for news organizations.

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According to the table, what impact has media had on government?

A. Government is less likely to regulate the press.

B. Government is more likely to regulate the press.

C. Government is less likely to respond to public concerns.

D. Government is more likely to respond to public concerns.

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C.2.10 - Vocabulary

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Discovery Education

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  • Special Interest Groups (total length 4:38, stop at 3:30) from Just the Facts: Understanding Government: The Legislative Branch

Civics on Demand

Additional Resources

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Textbook Review

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Chapter 10, Section 2 - p. 255-257

Chapter 11 - p.272-286