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36 Public Policy Questions to Energize Your Government/History Classroom Debates

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Need topics that are sure to engage your debaters? This list of public policy questions includes such topics as school mascots, regulation of major league baseball, physician-assisted suicide, and violence in video games. A great...
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Investigation of a Key Public Policy Issue

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders select and analyze a public policy issue. In groups, they create a hot list of web sites that have been explored and investigated as a result of a web search. Using their research, 12th graders individually produce a...
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A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The Nashua River serves as the focal point of an investigation of the treatment of and care for natural resources. A reading of A River Rand Wild: An Environmental History by Lynne Cherry, launches the study and class members consider...
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Express Your Opinion

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explore local, state, and national levels of government and discuss which level of government they should contact to get information, express their opinions, or get help on specific issues.
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Choose Your Own Adventure: School Nutritional Policy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Mature audiences are required for this lesson on implementing health-related policies. First, they openly explore the CDC obesity page while taking notes about what they discover. Then they view a PowerPoint about the success of public...
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Words to Action

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
What's better than talking about water quality issues in your hometown? Doing something about it! Scholars come up with a community action plan to take care of a local environmental issue having to do with the water supply. They...
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Friday Forum (Day 4)

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Have your young speakers participate in a discussion/debate with their whole class on their prepared argument. They listen and analyze other student's arguments and refute arguments using logic and not emotion.
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The Formation of Public Opinion: Ch 8

For Students 10th - 12th
After reading about the formation of public opinion, the class can complete this quiz. They answer 5 true/false statements regarding public policy, political attitudes, and public opinion. Then they answer 5 multiple-choice questions...
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Parental Accountability and Public Policy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the extent of parental responsibility. For this liability and accountability lesson, students review cases which find children at fault and determine to what extent, if any, that parents are responsible for the actions...
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American Idealist Lesson 3: Participation through Public Policy

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore America's War on Poverty. In this American history instructional activity, students research the work of Sergeant Shriver regarding poverty during the Johnson administration. Students share their research finding in an...
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Public Policy Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore a public policy issue of local importance. Through research and survey, they identify a public policy issue affecting people in their local area. Students determine how this issue affects the lives of those...
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Using Current Events to Understand Elections

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the the major phases of the electoral process for president.  In this US Government lesson, 11th graders compare and contrast the delegate system of nomination and the electoral college. 
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The Great Immigration Debate

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students use Google to study immigration and the idea of globalization. In this immigration lesson, students use Google Docs, Google News Timeline, and Google Image Search to research the history of American immigration.
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Developing An Action Plan

For Teachers 10th - 11th
In this action plan worksheet, students complete a table after they create an action plan. The table lists activities, resources, and responsibilities necessary to complete the plan.
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Influencing the Agenda: The Impact of Interest Groups on Policy Making

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the role of interest groups and how they affect voters. In groups, they research how the groups have affected policy making in the county. They examine a specific issue and discover whether or not a vote was changed...
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Public Policy Changes Using Technology

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss the problem of wrestling on the playground that has resulted in injuries to classmates. They research the problem using print and Internet resources. They listen to a presentation by the high school wrestling coach. They...
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Learning about Interest Group Politics

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students identify and interpret major interest groups and think tanks of the government. Students evaluate, record, and discuss the viewpoints of guests on the News Hour. Students select several Web-based transcripts of interviews,...
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Making Public Policy

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine a Legislative website to view the biography of a member and a map of the district that the member represents. They are then visited by the member who engages students in a discussion about how legislators make...
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House Bill No. 4097

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify healthy and unhealthy foods while considering a bill that would ban certain foods in schools. Through survey and discussion, they discuss a proposed legislative bill that would ban certain types of food in schools....
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Citizen Involvement Action Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create an action plan based on their research of a public policy issue. Working in small groups, they discuss a public policy issue and research possible solution within certain guidelines. After completing their plan, they...
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Growing Pains

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students comprehend the process of working within a commission engaged in examining public policy. They use a simulated commission that has been charged with the task of making recommedations for dealing with issues surrounding sprawl.
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Analyzing Public Policy Options

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discuss what is meant by the term "public policy". In groups, they use the internet to research a specific public policy issue affecting Fairfax County, Virginia. They analyze and report their findings of the...
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Analyzing Public Policy Opinions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars brainstorm a list of the major issues affecting Fairfax County, Virginia. Using the internet, they choose one topic to research in depth. To end the instructional activity, they analyze the effectiveness of an actual...
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Influencing the Agenda: The Impact of Interest Groups on Public Policy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students define the terms "interest groups" and "public policy". In groups, they discuss the ways in which interest groups can have an effect on how a Board member votes. Using examples, they discover the effectiveness of interest...