Magstadt, T. M. (2017). Understanding politics: Ideas, institutions, and issues. Australia: Cengage Learning
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: Chapter 1, 2
- Minimum of 1 scholarly source
One role of government is to ensure that policies benefit the people within their jurisdiction.
- For local governments, it would be the townspeople or city dwellers.
- For the state governments, it would be the people living within the state.
- For the federal government, it would be everyone within the borders of the country.
Using an ideology discussed in the textbook, construct an argument explaining how this ideology upholds the public good by examining power, order, and justice.
Select an ideology discussed in the textbook. In an essay, examine how power, order, and justice as it relates to the ideology you choose promotes the public good.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
- Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
- 1-inch margins
- Double spaced
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- Title page
- References page (minimum of 1 scholarly source and textbook/lesson)
This activity will be graded based on Week 1 Essay Grading Rubric.
Week 1 Assignment: Essay – Benefiting the Public GoodWeek 1 Assignment: Essay – Benefiting the Public GoodCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdeology explanation20.0 ptsUses the ideology by name and discussed its founder while explaining the central features of the ideology.16.0 ptsName of ideology is used, but missing at least two central features without crediting the founder.12.0 ptsIdeology is not explained or all central features are missing.0.0 ptsIdealogy is not explained and all central features are missing20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePower, order and justice20.0 ptsAddresses each concept—power, order, and justice—in relation to the ideology. Explains how the ideology keeps power, order, and justice intact.16.0 ptsAddresses at least two out of the three concepts. Doesn’t relate these concepts back to the ideology.12.0 ptsAddresses only one of the concepts. Does not relate these concepts to their ideology.0.0 ptsAddresses none of the concepts20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePublic good20.0 ptsExplains how the public good is upheld through the ideology chosen. The argument is concise.16.0 ptsExplains how the public good is upheld through the ideology chosen. The argument is not concise.12.0 ptsIt is unclear how the public good is upheld or the public good doesn’t relate to the ideology.0.0 ptsDoes not address public good.20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly resources10.0 ptsUses both the book and, at least, one outside scholarly source.8.0 ptsUses only the book or a scholarly source.6.0 ptsUses only a scholarly source and the source is not scholarly.0.0 ptsDoes not use the book or scholarly source.10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA5.0 ptsAll sources are properly cited and referenced according to APA standards.4.0 ptsSources are either properly cited or referenced, missing one of those elements.3.0 ptsThe citation and/or reference are incorrect.0.0 ptsNo APA format was used.5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting5.0 ptsPresents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).4.0 ptsPresents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).3.0 ptsPresents information using understandable language but is very disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).0.0 ptsPresents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).5.