Lesson Plan

In this civic engagement lesson plan, students brainstorm a list of local problems and action steps that they might take to solve these problems. After analyzing the concept of problem/solution alignment, students select a problem of their own and create an action plan to solve the problem. Ultimately, students are left with a deeper understanding of action steps they can take to address problems in their communities. 

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Citizenship and Participation - Newsela Text Set



Students will be able to... 

  • Describe the ways that citizens can engage with their environment to affect political change.
  • Develop an action plan to solve a local problem. 
  • Present action plan to the class. 


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