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Lesson 15: Power Mapping

In these lessons students will think about who might be natural allies and more reluctant allies as they seek change and how they can build a coalition to best tackle the problem they are addressing. Students will identify the decision makers who hold the most power as it relates to their goal and the best ways to use their coalition to influence them.

Skills
Analyzing Power
Topics
Democr. Foundations
Lobbying
Learning Tools
Graphic Organizer
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (oneon- one, in groups, and teacherled) 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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