Michigan House Civics Commission

Curricula

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Elementary level

Unit 1: Inquiry & Discourse

TLW identify and discuss policy issues, selecting one issue to pursue for further research and development.
(PDF file, 126 Kb). 01/01/2003.

Unit 2: Discourse & Investigations

TLW gather support for the issue students have selected by conducting a survey and doing research using traditional and online research.
(PDF file, 122 Kb). 01/01/2003.

Unit 3: Discourse & Decision Making with Possible Citizen Involvement

TLW write a position paper on a chosen public policy issue and justify that position with reasonable arguments. A local action plan may also be developed by students and teachers.
(PDF file, 121 Kb). 01/01/2003.

Middle School level

Unit 1: Inquiry

TLW identify and discuss public policy issues, selecting one issue to pursue for further research and development.
(Microsoft Word doc, 144kb). 01/01/04.

Unit 2: Public Discourse & Decision Making

Students will engage their peers in constructive conversation about issues of public policy. Students will also arrive at a position on an issue of public policy and express that position both orally and in a position paper with reasoned arguments and research.
(Microsoft Word doc, 101kb). 01/01/04.

Unit 3: Citizen Involvement

Students will collectively determine a course of action based upon extensive research of a public policy issue and develop an action plan. Students will create a bulletin board of a public policy issue road map and decide upon which activities they will conduct to evaluate its effectiveness.
(Microsoft Word doc, 84kb). 01/01/04.

High School level

Unit 1: Inquiry & Discourse

TLW identify and discuss public policy issues, selecting one issue to pursue for further research and development.
(PDF file, 176 Kb). 01/01/2003.

Unit 2: Public Discourse & Decision Making

Students will engage their peers in constructive conversation about issues of public policy. Student will also arrive at a position or an issue of public policy and expres that position both orally and in writing with reasoned arguments and research.
(PDF file, 128 Kb). 01/01/2003.

Unit 3: Discourse & Action Plan

Students will collectively determine a course of action based upon extensive research of a public policy issue and develop an action plan. Students will report the results of their plan and evaluate its effectiveness.
(PDF file, 148 Kb). 01/01/2003.