A - Day 9/1/15 & B - Day 9/2/15
Political Ideological Profile website
STEP I: Pew Research: Political Typology
1. Complete the quiz. What is your typology?
2. What percentage of the general public shares your ideological type? (Question = hyperlink)
Go to the web page: “Comparing Political Typology Groups”. Click on “Types”. It is located near the bottom of the left-side navigation column. On the “Types” page, find your type. It will be listed midway down the left column.
3. List “Social Characteristics” of your type. They are listed by bullets in the grey box.
4. Read the “Key Issues” for your type. (a) Which issue is most important to you? (b) Which, if any, issue is not important to you?
5. Write a few sentences explaining how you compare with the social characteristics of your type. Title a sheet of notebook paper: “My Political Ideological Diagrams”. Draw the diagram of your ideological placement. It is near the bottom right-side of the page.
Step II: World’s Shortest Political Quiz
(http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz/quiz.php) Take the quiz.
On your separate diagram sheet, draw the diagram of the results of your quiz. If you know how to use the trim tool, you can add it to your word document.
1. After reading the description, do you agree with the results? Explain.
2. What is your “Personal Issues” score? What is your “Economic Issues” score?
3. Which political group do you most agree with?
4. Do you think the creators of the quiz are conservative, libertarian or liberal?
Step III: THe Supreme Court
I. The Supreme Court
1. Which justices did you agree with the most? (Note: Elena Kagan replaced John Paul Stevens in August 2010.)
2. Looking at the photos of three justices at the bottom of the page, who is considered the ‘swing vote’ on the Court?
3. Who is considered the most conservative member of the Court?
4. Who WAS considered the most liberal member of the Court?
Step IV: Candidate Match
Complete the survey. Take time to read what the candidates actually said about each issue.
1. Which candidate did you agree with the most? What percentage of the time?
2. Do your results surprise you? Explain
STEP V: 2016 political Candidate Selector
You can find all class related assignments here
Pearson: Poli.sci Lab
Unit I: Political Beliefs and Behaviors