SS.7.C.2.9: Evaluate candidates for political office by ...

SS.7.C.2.9: Evaluate candidates for political office by ...

SS.7.C.2.9: EVALUATE CANDIDATES FOR POLITICAL OFFICE BY ANALYZING THEIR QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, ISSUE-BASED PLATFORMS, DEBATES, AND POLITICAL Students will identify the constitutional requirements to run for ADS federal political office. Students will recognize the requirements to run for state and local

political offices Students will be able to analyze and/or evaluate the qualifications of candidates for public office based on their experience, platforms, debates, and political advertisements. BELLWORK: This is an excerpt from Article II of the U.S Constitution: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of__________________; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty

five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. On a sticky note, answer the following questions: What do you think goes in the blank? What is a natural born citizen? TIMED PAIR SHARE With your shoulder partner, you have 30 seconds to share your bellwork responses. The tallest person goes first! What do you think goes in the blank? What is a natural born citizen?

IDENTIFY THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO RUN FOR FEDERAL POLITICAL OFFICE This is an excerpt from Article II of the U.S Constitution: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of PRESIDENT; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. These are the constitutional requirements for the office of the President.

IDENTIFY THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO RUN FOR FEDERAL POLITICAL OFFICE Everyone needs a copy of this activity sheet! IDENTIFY THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO RUN FOR FEDERAL POLITICAL OFFICE U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 1 No Person except a 3 natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the

United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. Political Office Constitutional Requirements Read each excerpt. Identify the political office that is being

described. List the requirement s for that office based on what you read IDENTIFY THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO RUN FOR FEDERAL POLITICAL OFFICE U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 1 No Person except a 3

natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. Political Office Constitutional Requirements PRESIDENT A natural born citizen, at least 35 years old, and a resident of the United States for at least 14 years.

Read each excerpt. Identify the political office that is being described. List the requirement s for that office based on what you read IDENTIFY THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO RUN FOR FEDERAL POLITICAL OFFICE

Use the following instructions to complete boxes 1-5 with your shoulder partner. Read each excerpt. (Partner A read 1 and 4, Partner B read 2 and 5.) Identify the political office that is being described.

List the requirements for that office based on LETS CHECK OUR WORK! U.S. House of Representatives 25 years old, citizen for 7 years, live in the state they represent Member of the U.S. Senate 30 years old, a citizen for 9 years, live in the state they represent The President Natural born citizen, 35 years old, resident of the US for at

least 14 years Florida Legislators (Senators and Representatives) 21 years old, live in district they represent, live in state for at least 2 years before election Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Cabinet Members The governor, Lieutenant Governor, and cabinet members must be at least 30 years old and live in the state for at least seven years POLITICAL OFFICES Learning Goals Students will identify the constitutional requirements to run for federal political office. Students will recognize the requirements to run for state and

local political offices Students will be able to analyze and/or evaluate the qualifications of candidates for public office based on their experience, platforms, debates, and political advertisements. What are some of the political offices you have read about? Look at our learning goalswhat have we not read about? STUDENTS WILL RECOGNIZE THE REQUIREMENTS TO RUN FOR STATE AND LOCAL POLITICAL OFFICES 99.021 Form of candidate oath. Florida 6

(1)(a)1. Each candidate, whether a Statute party candidate, a candidate with no Title IX, party affiliation, or a write-in Chapter 99: candidate, in order to qualify for Candidates nomination or election to any office Summary of Text other than a judicial office as defined in chapter 105 or a federal office, shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation in writing Listen as I read this excerpt

from Florida statute. As I read, underline key terms to help you summarize the excerpt. STUDENTS WILL RECOGNIZE THE REQUIREMENTS TO RUN FOR STATE AND LOCAL POLITICAL OFFICES 99.021 Form of candidate oath. Florida 6 (1)(a)1. Each candidate, whether a Statute party candidate, a candidate with no Title IX,

party affiliation, or a write-in Chapter 99: candidate, in order to qualify for Candidates nomination or election to any office Summary of Text other than a judicial office as defined in chapter 105 or a federal office, shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation in writing All candidates, except judicial, have to take an oath qualifying them as a candidate for the office they are seeking. Listen as I read

this excerpt from Florida statute. As I read, underline key terms to help you summarize the excerpt. STUDENTS WILL RECOGNIZE THE REQUIREMENTS TO RUN FOR STATE AND LOCAL POLITICAL OFFICES Read the candidate oath with your partner.

Summarize the requirements for a candidate in the Summary of Text box below the oath. Candidate Oath State of Florida County of Before me, an officer authorized to administer oaths, personally appeared (please print name as you wish it to appear on the ballot) , to me well known, who, being sworn, says that he or she is a candidate for the office of ;

that he or she is a qualified elector of ______ County, Florida; that he or she is qualified under the Constitution and the laws of Florida to hold the office to which he or she desires to be nominated or elected; that he or she has qualified for no other public office in the state, the term of which office or any part thereof runs concurrent with that of the office he or she seeks; that he or she has resigned from any office from which he or she is required to resign pursuant to s. 99.012, Florida Statutes; and that he or she will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida. (Signature of candidate) (Address) 7 Summary of Text Definition of Florida Elector STUDENTS WILL RECOGNIZE THE REQUIREMENTS TO RUN FOR STATE AND LOCAL POLITICAL OFFICES Read the

candidate oath with your partner. Summarize the requirements for a candidate in the Summary of Text box below the oath. Candidate Oath

State of Florida County of Before me, an officer authorized to administer oaths, personally appeared (please print name as you wish it to appear on the ballot) , to me well known, who, being sworn, says that he or she is a candidate for the office of ; that he or she is a qualified elector of ______ County, Florida; that he or she is qualified under the Constitution and the laws of Florida to hold the office to which he or she desires to be nominated or elected; that he or she has qualified for no other public office in the state, the term of which office or any part thereof runs concurrent with that of the office he or she seeks; that he or she has resigned from any office from which he or she is required to resign pursuant to s. 99.012, Florida Statutes; and that he or she will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida. (Signature of candidate) (Address) 7 Summary: A candidate must sign an oath stating that they are

an elector for the county where they live, they are qualified to hold office, they are not running for another office and that they will support the U.S. and Florida Constitutions. Definition of Florida Elector: STUDENTS WILL RECOGNIZE THE REQUIREMENTS TO RUN FOR STATE AND LOCAL POLITICAL OFFICES Read the candidate oath with your partner. Define the term elector. If

needed, break the word into parts! The suffix or means one who. Candidate Oath State of Florida County of Before me, an officer authorized to administer oaths, personally appeared (please print name as you wish it to appear on the ballot) , to me well known, who, being sworn, says that he or she is a candidate for the office of ; that he or she is a qualified elector of ______ County, Florida; that he or she is qualified under the Constitution and the laws of Florida to hold the office to which he or she desires to be nominated or elected; that he or she has qualified for no other public office in the state, the term of

which office or any part thereof runs concurrent with that of the office he or she seeks; that he or she has resigned from any office from which he or she is required to resign pursuant to s. 99.012, Florida Statutes; and that he or she will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida. (Signature of candidate) (Address) 7 Summary: A candidate must sign an oath stating that they are an elector for the county where they live, they are qualified to hold office, they are not running for another office and that they will support the U.S. and Florida Constitutions. Definition of Florida Elector: An elector is one who elects.

Look at your copy of the Florida Voter Registration Application. What is the required information to be a registered voter? STUDENTS WILL RECOGNIZE THE REQUIREMENTS TO RUN FOR LOCAL POLITICAL OFFICES Take notes on the requirements in the Definition of Florida Elector box. The minimum common requirements to be a candidate for local offices in Florida includes : being at least 18 registered to vote

signing the candidate oath paying filing fees Counties and cities may have additional political party affiliation paperwork and/or residential or age requirements to run for LETS BRAINSTORM.JOT DOWN A LIST Bell Ringer Friday 10/9/15 Should there be any other qualifications for

candidates running for LABEL YOUR GRAPHIC ORGANIZER Experie nce Issue Based Platform Qualification s Debates Political Ads

ANALYZE AND EVALUATE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE Everyone needs a copy of this graphic organizer. Add our classgenerated list of additional qualifications in the center box of the graphic organizer. Experience Occupations: lawyer, public official, soldier Think-PairShare:

Discuss your responses with your shoulder partner. EXPERIENCE. Where would you look to find out more information about someones experience? When considering someone for a political office, what type of experience are you looking for the

candidate to have? OCCUPATION S OF U.S. PRESIDENTS Look at the chart and write down in the EXPERIENCE box on their graphic organizer some common occupations you see.

OCCUPATION S OF U.S. PRESIDENTS TIMED PAIR SHARE: Share your responses with your face partner. You have 30 seconds each! Why do you think there are common occupations among presidents? How might these occupations provide important experience

to prepare someone to be the leader of FILL IN YOUR GRAPHIC ORGANIZER Add notes from your discussion to the EXPERIENCE box, add these underneath your occupations Experience Occupations: Lawyer, public

official, soldier Knowledge of the law, previous experience in public office, military experience BELL RINGER TUESDAY OCT TH 13 1. Set up this week on Page _____ in your notebook 2. Look at the following question and tell me if the answer choice is correct or incorrect and why.

In the modern political system, which issue represents a basic disagreement between Republicans and Democrats? A. How often we have national elections BELL RINGER WEDNESDAY TH OCT 14 Look at the following question and tell me if answer choice B is correct or incorrect and why. In the modern political system, which issue represents a basic disagreement

between Republicans and Democrats? A. How often we have national elections B. The legality of the U.S. Constitution BELL RINGER THURSDAY TH OCT 15 Look at the following question and tell me if answer choice C is correct or incorrect and why. In the modern political system, which issue represents a basic disagreement between Republicans and Democrats? A. How often we have national elections

B. The legality of the U.S. Constitution C. The responsibilities of Government Issue-Based Platform Think-PairShare: Discuss your responses with your shoulder partner. ISSUE-BASED PLATFORM. Why would you want to consider a candidates views

on issues? How would you find out information about their stance on issues? One way to learn about the major issues that a candidate might discuss is by looking at their political partys website. Although a candidate does not necessarily have to speak on these issues, or agree with their political partys stance on the issues, it is a helpful way to see some of the major issues that will be discussed during an

election. ISSUE-BASED PLATFORM ISSUE-BASED PLATFORM Democratic Party Republican Party Identify some of the issues they see listed from both websites. Based on the lists, share some of the issues you think are important to know about when considering a Issue-Based

Platform Write a complete sentence in the Issue Based Platform box explaining why a candidates stance on issues is an important qualification to consider. "Television is no gimmick [trick], and nobody will ever be elected to major office again without presenting

themselves well on it." Television producer and Nixon campaign consultant Roger Ailes, 1968 SUMMARIZE THIS QUOTE AND SHARE WITH YOUR SHOULDER PARTNER DEBATES. Presidential debates have become an important component of presidential campaigns. Debates As we watch these

video clips, take notes on your graphic organizer about why debates play an important role in evaluating a candidate. PBS CLIP DEBATES Debates PBS video you learn how a candidate presents themselves, you can learn how they think about issues

NY TIMES CLIP DEBATES Debates PBS video you learn how a candidate presents themselves, you can learn how they think about issues NY Times you see an candidates personality and character. Unscripted moment. WRITE A SUMMARY STATEMENT ON YOUR GRAPHIC ORGANIZER ABOUT THE

IMPORTANCE OF DEBATES IN EVALUATING CANDIDATES AND HOW THIS QUOTE RELATES TO DEBATES. "Television is no gimmick [trick], and nobody will ever be elected to major office again without presenting themselves well on it." Television producer and Nixon campaign consultant Roger Ailes, 1968 $896 MILLION WAS SPENT IN 2012 IN ONE AREA FOR CANDIDATES TO INFORM VOTERS ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THE OPPONENT

What do you this money was spent on? Campaign advertisements or Political advertisements Why do they think so much money is spent on these advertisements? Timed-Round-Robin: Share your responses to this last question with your teams. POLITICAL ADS. We will look at a few examples of political advertisements to get a better understanding of how advertisements can

Political Ads play a role in evaluating candidates. Take notes on what you learn about the candidates for each advertisement you view. LIBERTY PARK/HOPE CAMPAIGN 80 (REAGAN, REPUBLICAN, 1980) What do you think is the message for this ad? What do you learn about the candidate? NEXT CENTURY (CLINTON, DEMOCRAT, 1996)

What do you think is the message for this ad? What do you learn about the candidate? HOPEFUL (BUSH, REPUBLICAN, 2000) What do you think is the message for this ad? What do you learn about the candidate? DETERMINATION (OBAMA, DEMOCRAT, 2012) What do you think is the message for this ad? What do you learn about the candidate? Political Ads Write a summary statement about

why voters use political advertisements to evaluate candidates. CREATE A TITLE FOR THE WHOLE GRAPHIC ORGANIZER, SHARE OUT. WRITE A WELL-CRAFTED RESPONSE USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PROMPTS: Prompt 1 Using your graphic organizer, write a wellcrafted paragraph explaining how

understanding a candidates experience, platform, performance in debates and their political advertisements provide important information when evaluating a candidate for office. Prompt 2 You overhear a friend say, It doesnt matter who you vote for. All OR candidates are the same. Using what you have learned during this lesson

and citing specific evidence, write a wellcrafted explanation of how you would respond to your friend.

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