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   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USG (12) 7 :
7 ) Describe the process of local, state, and national elections, including the organization, role, and constituency of political parties. (Alabama)

•  Explaining campaign funding and spending
•  Evaluating the impact of reapportionment, redistricting, and voter turnout on elections
[SS2010] USG (12) 8 :
8 ) Describe functions and the development of special interest groups and campaign contributions by political action committees and their impact on state and national elections. (Alabama)

•  Analyzing rulings by the United States Supreme Court, including Buckley versus Valeo, regarding campaign financing to determine the effect on the election process
[SS2010] USG (12) 10 :
10 ) Evaluate roles political parties play in the functioning of the political system of the United States.

•  Describing the role of third-party candidates in political elections in the United States
•  Explaining major characteristics of contemporary political parties in the United States, including the role of conventions, party leadership, formal and informal memberships, and regional strongholds
•  Describing the influence of political parties on individuals and elected officials, including the development of party machines, rise of independent voters, and disillusionment with party systems
Subject: Social Studies (12)
Title: Win the White House
URL: https://www.icivics.org/node/67038/resource?referer=curriculum/play/all&page_title=Curriculum%20All%20Games
Description:

This is a free interactive game from iCivics. In this game, students are challenged to manage their own presidential campaigns. Students will have a campaign manager to guide them through the campaign process. They will build arguments to support timely issues that are relevant to them, strategically raise funds to support their campaign, keep campaign momentum through targeted media campaigns and personal appearances, and poll local voters to see what issues resonate. This game can be used during a lesson on the election process as a learning activity or after as an assessment.  

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   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USG (12) 8 :
8 ) Describe functions and the development of special interest groups and campaign contributions by political action committees and their impact on state and national elections. (Alabama)

•  Analyzing rulings by the United States Supreme Court, including Buckley versus Valeo, regarding campaign financing to determine the effect on the election process
Subject: Social Studies (12)
Title: Campaign Finance
URL: https://youtu.be/lPfNgTrWKyE
Description:

This is an introduction video to campaign finance in the United States from Khan Academy.  This video can be used to introduce a lesson on campaign finance.  The video is 8 minutes and 40 seconds in length.



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