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SS.7.C.2.10 - Monitoring & Influencing Government

What You Need to Know:

Student Reading Review for SS.7.C.2.10

Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.

Overview:

Benchmark Clarifications:

  • Students will identify the methods used by interest groups to monitor and/or influence the government. Read more!
  • Students will identify the methods used by the media to monitor and/or influence the government. Read more!
  • Students will evaluate the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on the government. Read more!
  • Students will identify and evaluate methods of influencing and/or monitoring government. Read more!

Example One (Low Complexity)

Who do lobbyists represent in their attempts to influence government?

A. military officers

B. elected officials

C. interest groups

D. circuit judges

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Example Two (Moderate Complexity)

Based on the government system in the United States, which individual activity is used to directly influence legislative decisions?

A. watching political debates on television

B. discussing political issues at work

C. collecting opinions for a yearbook

D. gathering signatures for a petition

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Example Three (High Complexity)

The table below describes rating for news organizations.

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According to the table, what impact has media had on government?

A. Government is less likely to regulate the press.

B. Government is more likely to regulate the press.

C. Government is less likely to respond to public concerns.

D. Government is more likely to respond to public concerns.

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C.2.10 - Vocabulary

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Discovery Education

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  • Special Interest Groups (total length 4:38, stop at 3:30) from Just the Facts: Understanding Government: The Legislative Branch

Civics on Demand

Additional Resources

Coming Soon!

Textbook Review

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Chapter 10, Section 2 - p. 255-257

Chapter 11 - p.272-286