LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL (LSN) GOVERNMENT – Quarters 2-4
Preparation – Students work individually or in class groups to identify an issue of public, governmental, or community concern. Research is conducted on the history, groups, topics, and alternatives for addressing the issue. With teacher approval, students identify and create a plan of action based on their research that best addresses the issue.
Action – Students make contact with agencies involved in the issue and use their input and assistance to implement their project. Whether the project is advocacy, indirect action, or direct action, students must complete the action phase in conjunction with agency expectations as well as service learning guidelines. Students work with their teacher and the agency to record progress on their project and receive course credit for the steps involved.
Reflection – Students complete the CCPS Reflection Essay for this project that includes explanation and reflective pieces on their research, action phase, and the impact of their project on the public, governmental, or community concern they selected.