Govt Current Event Assignment 3

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Before submitting, check the following: 

1) Is the article used about the Texas State Government?

2) Does the article used comply with the time frame specified in the instructions?

3) Is the article used from one of the two acceptable sources listed in the assignment directions?


  

Access a news article pertaining to your assigned topic concerning the Texas state government; topic selection will be in class. You need to analyze the article and make specific and direct connections to two (2) concepts that we have covered in class. In an effort to include information about the last general election in Texas, held in November 2018, articles can date from within the last year.  Acceptable sources are: 


1) The Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/ or 

2) The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/. If you are interested in another source, send an email to Professor Giglio for approval. 


You are to include the following criteria in your assignment:

1. Article title and source – 5 points

Use the MLA style of citation for your work cited information.

2. Summary - 5 points

Briefly and in your own words, summarize the content of the article.

Connect the article to two (2) separate and distinct concepts that we have covered in class.

3. Connection 1 - 15 points 

Connect the article to a concept we have covered in class. 

a. Define the first concept that you state the article connects to.

b. Describe how the article illustrates the concept.

4. Connection 2 - 15 points 

Connect the article to a second concept we have covered in class. 

a. Define the second concept that you state the article connects to.

b. Describe how the article illustrates the concept.

5. Presentation (in class) – 10 points

In your small group in class, you will have 5 minutes to:

1. Provide a summary of your article

2. Identify one concept that has been covered in class that the article connects to.

3. Define the concept and explain to your group members how the article illustrates the concept.

Write your paper in paragraph form using good sentence structure with proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Write the paper in your own words. If you need to use a short quote, cite properly. Use the MLA style of formatting and citation. The paper should be approximately two pages or more in length, double-spaced, one-inch margins, and 12-point font. It should be turned in via eCampus in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

For the oral presentation, members of your group will be confirming, in writing, that you have provided a summary of the article and they will identify a concept that you are linking your article to. 

Topics include: 

  Chapter 4 – Political Parties

  Chapter 5 – Campaigns and Elections

  Chapter 7 – The Politics of Interest Groups 

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    • Current Event Assignment 3 is due November 5, 2019. Please submit in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

      Before submitting, check the following:

      1) Is the article used about the Texas State …