Students can engage in societal problems and participate in opportunities to contribute to the common good through governmental and nongovernmental channels.
1. Opportunities for civic engagement with the structures of government are made possible through political and public policy processes.
Political processes are related to the acquisition of governmental power and influencing governmental decision making. Public policy processes are related to the institutional actions and procedures involved with the government carrying out its functions.
Expectations for Learning
Devise and implement a plan to address a societal problem by engaging either the political process or the public policy process.