To increase their knowledge about both the chosen issue and the three types of actors they studied in Step Three, students examine three websites of governmental and non-governmental organizations that are involved with the chosen issue. They apply the “5W + H” method in order to learn how to navigate and gather information from a website. At the same time, they record and analyze new information about the class’s chosen issue.

This resource was created with support from the National Association of Counties.


The students will:

  • Describe six basic parts of an organizational or governmental website.
  • Collect information about the class public policy issue from internet resources.
  • Identify groups and individuals who are addressing the issue the class has selected.


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