## Standards Addressed:

The full text of each Social Science CA Core standard is available here.

**CA Core Social Science Standard 12.6**: Students evaluate issues regarding campaigns for national, state, and local elective offices.**CA Core Social Science Standard 12.8**: Students evaluate and take and defend positions on the influence of the media on American political life.**Common Core State Standard RH.11-12.5**: Analyze in detail how a complex primary source is structured, including how key sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text contribute to the whole.**Common Core State Standard WHST.11-12.1.C**: Use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.Math standards are linked to by clicking on the number of the standard.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.1

Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.3

Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers).

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.B.5

Summarize categorical data for two categories in two-way frequency tables. Interpret relative frequencies in the context of the data (including joint, marginal, and conditional relative frequencies). Recognize possible associations and trends in the data.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.1

Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.A.3

Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers).

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.B.5

Summarize categorical data for two categories in two-way frequency tables. Interpret relative frequencies in the context of the data (including joint, marginal, and conditional relative frequencies). Recognize possible associations and trends in the data.

## Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

- Analyze the workings of the American political/electoral system in a "campaign diary" with at least ten entries.
- Discuss the issues inherent to representational democracy in a reflection.
- Demonstrate understanding of the manner in which political campaigns are carried out through various activities in class.

- Analyze statistical data as given through plots, data, data representations to understand what they represent, if they are statistically significant, and whether or not they are applicable to the subject matter.
- Generate statistical models based on student gathered data.
- Analyze gathered data and apply relevant models to the data to determine the statistical significance of the data.