What You Need to Know:

SS.C.2.10: Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.

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Block 1:

Use the reading and videos to answer the following questions:

What is a Special Interest Group?

How do Special Interest Groups try to influence the government?

What is a lobbyist?

Interest Groups Reading

Block 2:

Use the video below to answer the following questions:

What is Mass Media?

What is Media Bias?

What are the positive things the media does for the American Public?

How can media coverage influence the public?

What are some of the ways in which the media can be perceived as a bad thing?

Block 3:

Use the video below to answer the following questions:

What is a Political Action Committee?

What is a Super PAC?

What are the similarities and differences between PACs and Super PACs?