Guiding Thought Question: Of the different forms of political action listed below, which do you believe is the most effective for citizens to use to affect governmental policy and checking the power of the government? The Least Effective? (Explain your viewpoints)
- Contacting Elected Officials
- Informing Themselves
- Rioting/Civil Disobedience
- Signing a Petition
- Voicing Opinions on Social Media
Today's Learning Objective: Students will learn about their abilities to influence governmental action by debating the pros and cons of different styles of action and then researching how one topic can affect another.
Central Question: How are everyday citizens able to affect the political process, and why should they care? (1.2.a, 1.2.c, 1.2.e)
Environmental Policy Class Forum
Welcome to the Forum! Here is where you will be answering your daily warm-up questions. Please do not enter your last name for privacy reasons, and you may use a nickname if you would like (Just make sure Mr. Tredinnick is aware of the nickname you are using). Write out thoughtful responses to the forums on the days they are assigned. If you miss a day please take it upon yourself to complete the Forum you missed. Each Forum has the targeted Learning Objective(s) there so you can see what the focus of the day's class will be.