Students will analyze the electoral process and the role of political parties.
Participation and Deliberation
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Evaluate various influences on political parties during the electoral process (e.g., interest groups, lobbyists, Political Action Committees [PACs], major events)
Critique the roles of political parties in the election process
Assess the influence of media on the electoral process (e.g., news reporting, political cartoons, public opinion polls, Internet, propaganda techniques, social media)
Analyze the election process in federal, state, and local governments (e.g., voter registration, primary election, general election)