Week 5 Discussion: Learning Politics
What were some of the ways learned about the political establishment through family members and friends?
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: Chapter 6, 10
- Additional scholarly sources you identify through your own research
Think about conversations around politics when you were in primary school (around age 10). What were some of the ways you learned about the political establishment through family members and friends? How were you politically socialized as a child? Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and TWO outside scholarly sources.
For a little more information about political socialization, here’s a great, and short video to help add a little information for you. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-us-government-and-politics/american-political-beliefs-and-behaviors/political-socialization/v/political-socialization (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Magstadt, T. M. (2017). Understanding politics: Ideas, institutions, and issues. Australia: Cengage Learning.
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