Identify, research, analyze, discuss, and defend a position on a national public policy issue.

  • identify a national public policy issue.
  • clearly state the issue as a question of public policy orally or in written form.
  • use inquiry methods to trace the origins of the issue and to acquire data about the issue.
  • generate and evaluate alternative resolutions to the public issue and analyze various perspectives (causes, consequences, positive and negative impact) on the issue.
  • identify and apply Democratic Values or Constitutional Principles.
  • share and discuss findings of research and issue analysis in group discussions and debates.
  • compose a persuasive essay justifying the position with a reasoned argument. 
  • develop an action plan to address or inform others about the issue. 

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