Standard 7-P3.1.1

Standard Type
Michigan Social Studies Standards

Clearly state an issue as a question of public policy in contemporary or
historical context, or as a contemporary/historical comparison. Trace the origins of an
issue, analyze and synthesize various perspectives, and generate and evaluate alternative
resolutions. Deeply examine policy issues in group discussions and debates to
make reasoned and informed decisions. Write persuasive/argumentative essays expressing
and justifying decisions on public policy issues. Plan and conduct activities
intended to advance views on matters of public policy, report the results, and evaluate

  • identify public policy issues related to global topics and issues studied.
  • clearly state the issue as a question of public policy orally or in written form.
  • use inquiry methods to acquire content knowledge and appropriate data about the issue.
  • identify the causes and consequences and analyze the impact, both positive and negative.
  • share and discuss findings of research and issue analysis in group discussions and debates.
  • compose a persuasive essay justifying the position with a reasoned argument.
  • develop an action