A.P. American Government Lesson Plan - Klein Oak High School
Dates Tuesday, September 15 - Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Topic Public Opinion
Objectives Students shall be able to
  1. List the sources of our political attitudes and indicate which are the most
  2. Explain why there are crosscutting cleavages between liberals and
    conservatives in this country.
  3. Assess the significance of race, ethnicity, and gender in explaining political attitudes.
  4. Define political ideology and give reasons why most Americans do not think
  5. Summarize the liberal and conservative positions on the economy, civil rights, and political conduct.
  6. Discuss the new class theory as an explanation for changes in attitudes.
  7. Analyze why this change is causing strain in the political party system.
Activities Discussion of public opinion in the United States. Click for PowerPoint (ppt or html). Click for notes sheet (Word or PDF).
Assessment Monitor and adjust to check understanding.
Assignments Prepare for the Unit 2 Test on Monday.