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Lesson 3: Big Dreams, SMART Goals

In this lesson, students will break down their long-term vision for addressing their chosen issue and create SMART goals for their project.

Skills
Analyzing Power
Backwards Mapping
Topics
Democr. Foundations
Learning Tools
Action Plan
Graphic Organizer
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D2.CIV.5.9-12.

Evaluate citizens’ and institutions’ effectiveness in addressing social and political problems at the local, state, tribal, national, and/or international level.

D2.CIV.2.9-12.

Analyze the role of citizens in the U.S. political system, with attention to various theories of democracy, changes in Americans’ participation over time, and alternative models from other countries, past and present.

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