Political Science I

Political Science I

  • Clusters: Government & Public Administration
  • Pathways: Regulation
  • Courses: Political Science I
  • Grade range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
  • Release date: 12-14-2017
  • Tags: Types of Government, Econominc Policy, International Trade Policies, Political Science, Political Theory, Government Formation, History of Government, Political Ideologies, Theory, Metric System, International Political Ideologies, Government, Public Administration, Public Opinion, Influence, Politicians, Public Policy, Perceptions, , Political Parties, Organize, Campaigns, Political Images, Campaign Resources, Campaign Finance, Candidates, Voters, Statistical Analysis, Ideologies

Description

Political Science I introduces students to political theory through the study of governments; public policies; and political processes, systems, and behavior.
This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.

Resources

Scope and Sequence

Resource ID: 19396 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015 Political Science I course scope and sequence within the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and the corresponding TEKS are included. This scope and sequence may be adapted or adopted by the local education agency.

Unit 1: Employer Expectations and Professional Standards

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 2: Theories and Historical Origins

Resource ID: 12122 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students get an introduction to Political Science and compare the current, classic, and contemporary political theories.
Resource ID: 12126 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson, encourages students to discuss why theories are important to the study of political science, and draw conclusions about the classic political theorists like Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Machiavelli, Confucius, Hobbes, Locke, Hegel, and Marx etc.
Resource ID: 12130 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students describe different types of government and where those forms of government are practiced.
Resource ID: 12132 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students compare government systems and examine the impact of different systems on world events.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 3: Ideologies

Resource ID: 12134 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will be able to identify the foundations of each political ideology and differentiate between the liberal and conservative political ideologies in American society.
Resource ID: 12136 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students analyze belief systems that claim to improve society and are expected to predict what national or global trend could stimulate the formation of a new ideology.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 4: Government Policies and Roles

Resource ID: 12146 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students explain the effects of international trade on US economic policy.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 5: The Election Process

Resource ID: 12156 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore the benefits and drawbacks of the United States having a two party system and how that system was originally established.
Resource ID: 12164 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students learn about managing a political campaign and how it affects the electoral process in the United States.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 6: Political Parties and Interest Groups

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 7: Public Opinion and Statistical Data and Analysis

Resource ID: 12148 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, student will learn to analyze and measure public opinion, as well as its influence on politicians, public policy and perceptions, that is essential for successful career in government and public administration.
Resource ID: 12150 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore the importance and the relationship between the media and the government.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.