Lesson 2: Civic Actions
Learning Targets and Language Objectives
Please review your completed WGS_Brainstorming_Unit 12 resource sheet.
What ESPN factor could this issue be categorized as?
Possible discussion points;
Civic Action Project - More Than Government
Open the WGS_Civic Action Think Sheet_Unit 12. Use this sheet to process your thoughts as we discuss Civic Action.
In what ways can citizens effect change?
Open the document WGS_Civic Actions_Unit 12.
Read the different civic actions and determine which category each civic action could be categorized as (Individual/Group Action, Electoral Process, and Expression of Voice).
Individual/Group Action: Is this action carried out by a person/group of people?
Electoral Process: Is this action carried out by changing laws or involving elected officials?
Expression of Voice: Is this action involving the media? Does this action bring the issue to other people's attention?
Please wait for teacher to begin discussion.
Discuss with students how they categorized each of the civic actions.
Note to Teacher
The importance of this activity is to review with students potential civic actions. It is not necessary to be 100% accurate in categorizing the civic actions, however clarify any major misconceptions. The purpose of this activity is to inform students of the vast amount of potential civic actions that could be taken to address their community issue.
Open the WGS_Researching Your Issue_Unit 12.docx resource page.
For each of the categories (History, Groups and Impact, Expert Opinions/Evidence, Long Term Effects) you must include a minimum of 3 bulleted notes.
Use the “Guiding Questions” under each category to help you start your work.
Some examples of where you may begin your research include, but are not limited to:
Please complete the 3-2-1 Discussion in the HUB.
You are not required to respond to someone else’s post.
Please review websites that others in your class have found useful, and consider this as an additional source.