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Explore the wide spectrum of political participation in this episode from Founding Principles: American Governance in Action, a civics video series produced by Bowdoin College. Through a study of foundational documents like the Federalist Papers (#10), students learn about the various ways to participate in government beyond running for office and voting in an election. The episode covers political mandates, factions, pluralism, lobbyists, political action committees, and much more.
Support materials include a breakdown of enduring understandings, an overview of content, a list of covered foundational documents and Supreme Court cases, ideas for extending learning, suggested classroom activities, related vocabulary words, and a student viewing guide with comprehension and critical thinking questions. For more resources from Founding Principles, check out the collection page.
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