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Lesson 4: Representation in Government

In this lesson, students will examine how well our current government reflects the US population in terms of race, gender, age, sexuality, and education level. They will analyze why that representation may be significant.

Skills
Analyzing Power
Community Mapping
Researching
Topics
Democr. Foundations
Equity
Identity
Public Policy
Learning Tools
Digital Tool
Graphic Organizer
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.2

Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.6

Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D2.CIV.10.9-12.

Analyze the impact and the appropriate roles of personal interests and perspectives on the application of civic virtues, democratic principles, constitutional rights, and human rights.

D1.3.9-12.

Gather relevant information from multiple sources representing a wide range of views while using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.

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