Use a decision-making model to analyze a public policy issue affecting the student's community that incorporates defining a problem, analyzing the potential consequences, and considering the alternatives.
Students willwork in small groups and utilize prior research to design and present their proposal for an after school program to benefit their community in a cost-efficient way. The entire class will vote on whether or not they would approve each proposal.
Using NY Times articles and interactive features, students learn about the historical basis for the "War on Poverty", modern vs. historical factors that determine poverty, and compare approaches for combating poverty. Students will practice noting bias when examining sources to draw their own conclusions.
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