Exploring Key Political Issues & Communicating with Political Leaders
This is an overview of a 3-week unit aimed at teaching high school students how to research their political leaders at multiple levels of government, along with current political issues. While its ultimate purpose is to help students become responsible citizens before they graduate, the unit addresses Michigan High School Social Studies Standards 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.1.5, 6.2.3 and 6.2.11 in particular. The unit engages students through the use of technology and provides real-life learning activities such as writing a letter to a representative about a current political issue important to the student.
Detailed lesson plans are NOT included at this time, but may be uploaded at a later date.