Unit 1 - Political Beliefs and Behaviors

Unit Essentials 

Unit 1 Calendar

Unit 1 Study Guide

Unit 1 FRQ Exam Set 

How to Write a FRQ

Notes -- Public Opinion


Class Assignments

Lab -- Political Ideological Profile Lab (Due on 8/29)

You will use the following sites listed below to determine your political ideological profile.

Copy of the lab: Political Ideological Profile

Word Document

PDF (If the Word document doesn't open, use the PDF.)

Quizzes used to complete the assignment

Pew Research: Political Typology

World’s Shortest Political Quiz

The Supreme Court 

Candidate Match Game


Lab -- Analysis of Voter Demographics

Copy of the lab:  Exit Polls Analysis of 2008 & 2012 

Word Document


Data sets used to complete the assignment

 2012 Exit Polls (Use to answer # 1-11)

Voter Turnout Among Young Men & Women in 2012 (Use to answer #12- 27)


Policy Topic Assignments

PTA #1 -- Ideological & Partisan Perspectives -- Keep it short! This is a quick assignment.

 PTA #2 -- Analysis of a Poll

YouTube Playlists

Changing Demographics of the United States

Measuring Public Opinion -- Polls & Focus Groups

Party Identification & Ideology

Other Videos 

The Next America -- Awesome

Shifting Voter Demographics

 Presidential Pollsters -- Part 1

Presidential Pollsters -- Part 2


The Young/Old Voting Gap, 1972-2012