Step Four: Working With Websites

Lesson Plan

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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