Social Studies - 2019-20

CE.5a - Functions of Political Parties

The student will apply social science skills to understand the political process at the local, state, and national levels of government by

a) describing the functions of political parties;

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Political parties play a key role in government and provide opportunities for citizens to participate in the political process.

ESSENTIALS

Functions of political parties

 Recruiting and nominating candidates

 Educating the people about campaign issues

 Helping candidates win elections

 Monitoring actions of officeholders


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 16, 2018