Social Studies - 2019-20

CE.10b - Individuals and Interest Groups

The student will apply social science skills to understand how public policy is made at the local, state, and national levels of government by

b) describing how individuals and interest groups influence public policy;

2008:


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Individuals and interest groups influence public policy.

ESSENTIALS

Term to know

 lobbying: Seeking to influence legislators to introduce or vote for or against a bill


Individuals can influence public policy by

 participating in politics (e.g., voting, campaigning, seeking office)

 joining interest groups.


Individuals and interest groups influence public policy by

 identifying issues

 making political contributions

 lobbying government officials

 expressing opinions (e.g., through lobbying, demonstrating, writing letters or e-mail, using social media).


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 16, 2018