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PROJECT CITIZEN

CIVIC EDUCATION

International Program

Government B Requirement

Graduation Requirement – State Senior Culminating Project

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The Beginnings

Pay It Forward (Watch clip)Civic EducationMiddle school to High SchoolInternational

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WHY PROJECT CITIZEN?

Civic Participation

Meet State requirement

Can make a difference!

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Civic Knowledge

Grades 9-12

Project Citizen students

Public

Policy Knowledge.

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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.

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GROUP WORK

4-5 students in a group

Team Leader

TEAM WORK?

Problems/Solutions

GROUP MATERIALS

BINDER and FOUR TABS

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HOW TO DO PROJECT CITIZENSection 1

FIND A

PROBLEM

Community Map

Brain Storm

Investigate

Narrow it down to

your top 5

Investigate

Select ONE – COOL TITLE

FACE BOOK

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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?

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Project topics used A LOT

School parking lot

School roads to exit school building

Pot holes/ road conditions

Recreation centers

Snow covered roads/ plowing

School lunches

Common Core and Testing

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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)

All

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).

Human trafficking

ALL students are not motivated to graduate (Technology diploma, area of study guidelines, etc.)

Water storage for Eastern Idaho irrigation

Suicide (Idaho)

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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.

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HOW TO DO PROJECT CITIZENSection 3

Select

ONE PUBLIC POLICY to SOLVE PROMBLEM

What is your solution to the problem?

Select ONE of your alternatives or combination

Must be a

Public Policy

Solution

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.

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Definition and Activity

Public policy

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.

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HOW TO DO PROJECT CITIZENSection 4

4.

Developing an

ACTION PLAN

Bring to

attention of Government

Formulation of

plan

and those that will

support it

Adoption

– When and who must adopt

Implementation

(Cost and benefits)

Evaluation

– Who will oversee it and evaluate that it is effective.

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REQUIREMENTS

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)EXAMPLE

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APA

BINDER: (RESEARCH)

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)

Work Cited

SEE Tutorial (link

on website

):

http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/

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CONCLUSION

WHY AND HOW IS IT DONE

(Video overview)

Work in groups

6

00 points possible = 200 individual points (group work and effort) + 400 points group score (Presentation and Portfolio)

Nursery Rhyme (PRACTICE)

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HUMPTY DUMPTY

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!


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