HGov: Interest Groups


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Americans join all kinds of groups that reflect their interests. When such groups seek to influence government, at any level, they are called special-interest groups or special interests. The term special interest refers to a particular goal or set of goals that unites the members of a group.

There are thousands of interest groups in the United   States. Although they differ in many respects, their basic goal is the same: they all try to persuade elected officials to take actions to support their interests. Special-interest groups fall into several categories, depending on their membership and goals. Americans join interest groups for various reasons. Some join for the information and benefits the groups offer. Many interest groups publish newsletters and host workshops and conferences for members. Some offer training that helps members qualify for higher-paying jobs.

All interest groups need both money and people, but they are organized and financed in many ways. Most interest groups have an elected board of directors or trustees who set policy and decide how the group’s resources will be used. Many groups have both national and state chapters, each led by their own boards or trustees. Funding methods vary among interest groups. Many economic and single-issue groups get most of their operating expenses from dues, membership fees, and direct mail fundraising campaigns. Some public interest groups get their primary funding from foundations or government grants.

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Gov: Interest Group Poster Website


Students will be assigned to represent an interest group. So that others can learn about their interest groups, they will be creating poster versions of informational Web sites encouraging others to join their interest group.

  1. Use the example as a guide for designing a poster version of your Web site:
    – Underlined headings on the example must appear on your Web site.
    – You must write a slogan appropriate for your interest group and display it prominently.
  2. Create position statements or talking points for your Web site.
    – Create at least three talking points that explain why the issues you represent are important and how you want them handled by elected officials.
  3. Add color and other creative touches to make your Web site visually appealing.

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Gov: Interest Group Poster Website


Students will be assigned to represent an interest group. So that others can learn about their interest groups, they will be creating poster versions of informational Web sites with position statements encouraging others to join their interest group.

Interest Group Website
You will create a Web site to help others understand the views of your interest group. Use the example as a guide for designing a poster version of your Web site:
– Underlined headings on the example must appear on your Web site.
– You must write a slogan appropriate for your interest group and display it prominently.

Create position statements or talking points for your Web site.
– Create at least three talking points that explain why the issues you represent are important and how you want them handled by elected officials.

Add color and other creative touches to make your Web site visually appealing.

changing_colors_2

Gov: Interest Groups


Interest Groups3
Americans join all kinds of groups that reflect their interests. When such groups seek to influence government, at any level, they are called special-interest groups or special interests. The term special interest refers to a particular goal or set of goals that unites the members of a group.

There are thousands of interest groups in the United   States. Although they differ in many respects, their basic goal is the same: they all try to persuade elected officials to take actions to support their interests. Special-interest groups fall into several categories, depending on their membership and goals. Americans join interest groups for various reasons. Some join for the information and benefits the groups offer. Many interest groups publish newsletters and host workshops and conferences for members. Some offer training that helps members qualify for higher-paying jobs.

All interest groups need both money and people, but they are organized and financed in many ways. Most interest groups have an elected board of directors or trustees who set policy and decide how the group’s resources will be used. Many groups have both national and state chapters, each led by their own boards or trustees. Funding methods vary among interest groups. Many economic and single-issue groups get most of their operating expenses from dues, membership fees, and direct mail fundraising campaigns. Some public interest groups get their primary funding from foundations or government grants.

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HGov: Interest Groups


Interest Groups3
Americans join all kinds of groups that reflect their interests. When such groups seek to influence government, at any level, they are called special-interest groups or special interests. The term special interest refers to a particular goal or set of goals that unites the members of a group.

There are thousands of interest groups in the United   States. Although they differ in many respects, their basic goal is the same: they all try to persuade elected officials to take actions to support their interests. Special-interest groups fall into several categories, depending on their membership and goals. Americans join interest groups for various reasons. Some join for the information and benefits the groups offer. Many interest groups publish newsletters and host workshops and conferences for members. Some offer training that helps members qualify for higher-paying jobs.

All interest groups need both money and people, but they are organized and financed in many ways. Most interest groups have an elected board of directors or trustees who set policy and decide how the group’s resources will be used. Many groups have both national and state chapters, each led by their own boards or trustees. Funding methods vary among interest groups. Many economic and single-issue groups get most of their operating expenses from dues, membership fees, and direct mail fundraising campaigns. Some public interest groups get their primary funding from foundations or government grants.


Homework:
Chapter 7&8 Quiz I in Edmodo – due Monday 10/31
9.1 The Interest-Group System (read pp.277-287)

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Gov: Interest Group Poster Web Site – day 2


Students will be assigned to represent an interest group. So that others can learn about their interest groups, they will be creating poster versions of informational Web sites encouraging others to join their interest group.

  1. Use the example as a guide for designing a poster version of your Web site:
    – Underlined headings on the example must appear on your Web site.
    – You must write a slogan appropriate for your interest group and display it prominently.
  2. Create position statements or talking points for your Web site.
    – Create at least three talking points that explain why the issues you represent are important and how you want them handled by elected officials.
  3. Add color and other creative touches to make your Web site visually appealing.

changing_colors_2

Gov: Interest Groups Poster Web Site – day 1


Students will be assigned to represent an interest group. So that others can learn about their interest groups, they will be creating poster versions of informational Web sites with position statements encouraging others to join their interest group.

Interest Group Website
You will create a Web site to help others understand the views of your interest group. Use the example as a guide for designing a poster version of your Web site:
– Underlined headings on the example must appear on your Web site.
– You must write a slogan appropriate for your interest group and display it prominently.

Create position statements or talking points for your Web site.
– Create at least three talking points that explain why the issues you represent are important and how you want them handled by elected officials.

Add color and other creative touches to make your Web site visually appealing.

changing_colors_2