Options for Affecting Public Policy

This Options for Affecting Public Policy lesson plan also includes:

Letter-writing, e-mail and telephone campaigns, petitions, marches, meetings, with lawmakers. Options for influencing elected representatives are the focus of resource that details how to craft each of these approaches to influencing elected representatives and in turn, public policy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals identify a public policy issue that interests them, research the issue, select a approach, and craft a statement to share with a representative
Classroom Considerations

  • Many young people are attracted to demonstrations and marches; be sure activists have researched the possible consequences of these approaches
  • The ninth in a series of 11 related resources designed to be used in order
Pros

  • The four-page resource includes an article on ways to affect public policy and details on how to craft each approach
Cons

  • None
Common Core