The Lessons

Core Lessons

Lessons 1 through 5

These core lessons provide students with key content and skills they need to choose an issue and begin taking civic actions.

Lesson 1: A Different Kind of Government Course 
Lesson 2: Introduction to Public Policy 
Lesson 3: Problems, Policy, and Civic Actions 
Lesson 4: Introducing Policy Analysis 
Lesson 5Policymaking in the Three Branches of Government

    • Option A: Policy Analysis  / Option B: Civil Conversation 

Supplemental Lessons

Lessons 6 through 15

These supplemental lessons provide additional skill-building and U.S. government content as students continue their projects.

Lesson 6: Analyzing Anti-Gang Policies   
Lesson 7: Policymaking at the Local Level 
Lesson 8: Law & Policy   
Lesson 9: Persuading  
Lesson 10: Building Constituencies   
Lesson 11: Setting the Public Agenda  
Lesson 12: Using the Media  
Lesson 13: Persuading Policymakers   
Lesson 14: Creating Change Through the Electoral Process
Lesson 15: Civic Action Survey 

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