Armed with knowledge about the chosen issue and about how public policy works from Steps One through Six, students brainstorm a public policy solution for the issue the class has been studying. Students use a “Thinking CAPS” method of organized brainstorming.

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The students will:

  • Work in a group to brainstorm solutions for the class problem.
  • Evaluate potential effectiveness of ideas the class has brainstormed.
  • Evaluate the ideas for cost and simplicity.



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