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Lesson 23: Passing the Baton

After taking action, any activist group should have a number of questions based on their achieved level of success. These questions are often critical to moving forward, but they can easily be lost in the thrill of victory (or the agony of defeat). The tendency can be to pat oneself on the back without evaluation or reflection. Having the students take a close look at the results of their efforts is not only important for furthering their goals, but also for learning valuable lessons about the nature of political action itself.

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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (oneon- one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Analyze how people use and challenge local, state, national, and international laws to address a variety of public issues.

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