A.P. American Government Lesson Plan - Klein Oak High School
Dates Tuesday, September 22 - Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Topic Political Participation
Objectives Students shall be able to
  1. Explain why the text believes that the description, the analysis, and many of
    the proposed remedies for low voter turnout rates in the United States are
    generally off base.
  2. Compare the way that turnout statistics are tabulated for the United States
    and for other countries, and explain the significance of these differences.
  3. Describe how control of the elections has shifted from the states to the federal
    government, and explain what effects this shift has had on blacks, women, and
  4. State both sides of the debate over whether voter turnout has declined over the
    past century, and describe those factors that tend to hold down voter turnout in
    the United States.
  5. Discuss those factors that appear to be associated with high or low political
Activities Discussion of political participation 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 Read Wilson chapter 7 and complete the class preparation material (Word or PDF) for Wednesday.