Monday, October 4, 2010

Teaching the Tea Party

The Tea Party movement has been getting more and more media attention and we will soon see how it impacts the mid-term elections in November. There are still many unanswered questions though. Will this "movement" evolve into a true third party? What exactly do they stand for?

Two resources that may be helpful when teaching about the Tea Party Movement are: Tea Party Time: The Making of a Political Uprising, an article from Time Magazine. Also, NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr speaks about his feelings on the Tea Party Movement in this clip from All Things Considered. Both audio and a transcript are included.

1 comment:

George Shirey said...

Fascinating topic. A companion question - what influence have third parties had in the past? What is the media's role in shaping a third party? Who has more sources to paint a better, more rounded picture of the tea party? First had accounts from observers? All questions that would aid in how we study the tea party! Great work gov. teacher, keep it up!

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