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Interest Groups


Price: $44.95
Order Number: 763.0008
Format : DVD

Interest groups often form strong coalitions to stop or pass legislation and influence governmental decisions including judicial action. This lesson identifies the different types of interest groups and the roles they play in our democratic society. Students learn to evaluate how participation in interest groups—and interest group influence itself—fits within the framework of democracy.

Your students will have the opportunity to examine:
●Interest groups and how they function
●Techniques used by interest groups to influence the three branches of federal government
●The pros and cons of interest group reform

Rights granted with the purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

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Ideal for Grades: 9 - 12
Duration: 30 minute episode
Closed Captioned
Producer: 1998 Dallas Telelearning
Series #763

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