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Government B Requirement
Graduation Requirement – State Senior Culminating ProjectSlide2
Pay It Forward (Watch clip)Civic EducationMiddle school to High SchoolInternationalSlide3
WHY PROJECT CITIZEN?
Meet State requirement
Can make a difference!Slide4
Project Citizen students
Creative writing and public policy
PC students improved significantly more in persuasive writing ability. PC students had more knowledge of how to get a public policy adopted.Slide6
4-5 students in a group
BINDER and FOUR TABSSlide7
HOW TO DO PROJECT CITIZENSection 1
Narrow it down to
your top 5
Select ONE – COOL TITLE
What Criteria is Used to Select a Problem?
Is the problem you selected
important to you and other people in your community?
Does government have some r
esponsibility to deal with this problem?
Will there be sufficient information
about the problem to develop a good project?
Is there a
realistic possibility of solving
the problem selected?
Project topics used A LOT
School parking lot
School roads to exit school building
Pot holes/ road conditions
Snow covered roads/ plowing
Common Core and TestingSlide11
Some topic ideas for Project Citizen
Rexburg Lake (like Rigby lake)Underage drugs and alcohol useEnergy drinksE CigarettesEducationHunting/FishingElk farmsFood labels/ regulationFootball/Sport – ConcussionsSchool zonesConservationEnvironmental issuesBan plastic bags TAXAlternative EnergySchool $ (Bus advertising could be one of the solutions)
day dates for dances ($, danger, etc.)
Need meeting area for students (no real “commons”) at MHS – hall crowding and lack of socializing
Several City of Rexburg ordinances are not enforced
Littering on county lands (disposing of dead animal etc.)
School hours (too early for adolescence).
ALL students are not motivated to graduate (Technology diploma, area of study guidelines, etc.)
Water storage for Eastern Idaho irrigation
HOW TO DO PROJECT CITIZEN Section 2
Decide on 3-4 Alternative SOLUTIONS Research solutions = public policy. Select 3-4 solutions to the problem Research the 3-4 Advantages and Disadvantages of each solution.Slide13
HOW TO DO PROJECT CITIZENSection 3
ONE PUBLIC POLICY to SOLVE PROMBLEM
What is your solution to the problem?
Select ONE of your alternatives or combination
Must be a
Action by those who hold or affect government positions of authority.
Government = city, county, State, National, School Board etc.
Why that ONE over the others
Statistics, Articles, Pictures, Graphs, Polls etc.Slide14
Definition and Activity
is a concept or set of ideas that guides a
course of action or a procedure
used in dealing with
public issues and problems
Laws, rules, regulations, by-laws, school rules, codes, ordinance, policy, etc.
Use NEWSPAPERS to find 20 public policies.Slide15
HOW TO DO PROJECT CITIZENSection 4
attention of Government
and those that will
– When and who must adopt
(Cost and benefits)
– Who will oversee it and evaluate that it is effective.Slide16
PORTFOLIO = BINDER and Slide Show as a visual aidPRESENTATION = Panel and teacher (20-25 minutes)RESEARCH! (CITED – APA)DRESS UP – Professional dressFollow up answering questions (5 minutes)Credit for Sources ( IN binder and ON slide show) (CITED – APA)EXAMPLESlide17
Title Page (1 for binder for group)
Abstract (1 for binder for group)
Introduction (1 for binder for group)
Each Paper/Essay: Heading – Title (All same)
SEE Tutorial (link
WHY AND HOW IS IT DONE
Work in groups
00 points possible = 200 individual points (group work and effort) + 400 points group score (Presentation and Portfolio)
Nursery Rhyme (PRACTICE)Slide19
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
All the King’s horses, And all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!