Guiding Thought Question: Look up a US Politician on Opensecrets.org and list their name, political affiliation, and what state they come from. List their top three contributors as listed on Open Secret. How might these contributors affect the politicians views on issues related to their contributors?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain the contributions of NGOs, Interest Groups, and Lobbyists to the political process here in the United States. (1.2.a, 1.2.c)
Central Question: How are groups able to work with and influence the government?
Guiding Thought Question: What are any last minute questions you have before today's exam?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will test their knowledge on the concepts covered in Unit II by completing a written test.
Central Question: Why is the Federal Government such an influential element in the fight to protect and preserve the natural environment? (1.1.b, 1.1.c, 1.2.a, 1.2.c, 1.2.d)
Environmental Policy Class Forum
Welcome to the Forum! Here is where you will be answering your daily warm-up questions. Please do not enter your last name for privacy reasons, and you may use a nickname if you would like (Just make sure Mr. Tredinnick is aware of the nickname you are using). Write out thoughtful responses to the forums on the days they are assigned. If you miss a day please take it upon yourself to complete the Forum you missed. Each Forum has the targeted Learning Objective(s) there so you can see what the focus of the day's class will be.