Political Issues Mini-Unit
Statistics show that voter turnout in the U.S. is low compared to other democratic nations. In addition studies have shown that there are a significant amount of votes that simply vote along party lines rather than on the issues. The goal of this unit is to make students aware of the main political issues in American politics and how to identify the different persuasive techniques politicians use in order to win votes. Being informed is one of the most important aspects of citizenship.