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Larissa Jakubow Teaching Associateship, Placement 2: Social Studies Grade/level: 12th Grade Content: AP Government I. VSOL GOVT.

6 The student will demonstrate knowledge of local, state, and national elections by d) analyzing the influence of media coverage, campaign advertising, public opinion polls, and Internet-based communications on elections. Students will understand that everything has an agenda Students will be able to identify propaganda tactics Students will be able to analyze ads to compare with election results -Pencil -Laptops -Graphic organizer -Entrance Ticket Entrance Ticket (10 Minutes):The instructor will hand out a matching activity between previously studied propaganda materials and examples. The students and instructor will go over the entrance ticket as a class to address any questions. Jigsaw Activity: Base Groups (40 Minutes): The instructor will give directions regarding the jigsaw. Students will be asked to get into four groups. They will be asked to get out computer (tablet or cell phone is fine) and go to www.mylivingroomcandidate.com. Each group will be assigned four elections years. They must watch at least three ads for each candidate, and list the strategies seen by each party for that year. They must also state who won the election, and interpret how their tactics may have influenced the outcome of the election. Jigsaw Activity: Prep and Share-Out (40 Minutes): In their base groups, students will review the information they found and decide how they want to share the information. They may just discuss the material lecture style, or make a graphic quickly. Students will then be asked to mix up their groups--they will form four new groups, with at least one member of each election year present in each group. Each member will have a chance to present their information to the rest of their group while they fill out their graphic organizer. Wrap Up (10 Minutes): Students will have a chance to discuss the larger themes of campaign ads, discussing how ads changed from 1952 to 2012. Students can provide feedback for the activity. V. Assessment Formative assessment takes place in the form of the entrance ticket and completion of the graphic organizer and discussion.

II. Objective(s)

III. Materials

IV. Presentation

Larissa Jakubow Teaching Associateship, Placement 2: Social Studies Summative Assessment: For homework, students will complete a reaction paper for homework. They will answer the question: Is there anything can ensure the success of a candidate? Use specific examples from campaign ads and your own experiences in the mock election.

VI. Differentiation

By using a graphic organizer, information is synthesized for students who may struggle with more abstract themes. Using a computer also gives a different means of learning than lecture. We will be using ads on mylivingroomcandidate.com, so a computer or tablet that can play the ad will be used

VII. Technology