G CS 04

Civic Participation and Skills

Democratic government is enhanced when individuals exercise the skills to participate effectively in civic affairs.

Content Statement

4. The processes of persuasion, compromise, consensus building and negotiation contribute to the resolution of conflicts and differences.

Content Elaborations

Persuasion is a process of inducing others into accepting a point of view by means of reasoning and argumentation.

Compromise is a process of making concessions to settle differences.

Consensus building is a process of working toward achieving general agreement within a group.

Negotiation is a process of settling differences through a discussion of issues.
These processes come into play by varying degrees during activities related to governing.

Expectations for Learning

Identify a civic issue and explain how persuasion, compromise, consensus building and/or negotiation were used to resolve the opposing positions on the issue.