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Lesson 2: Root Causes

Once students have chosen an issue to work on, they need to begin the process of narrowing and identifying root causes of the issue. The Root Causes tree is an organizer that is helpful in many steps of the process.

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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1B

Work with peers to promote civil, democratic discussions and decision-making, set clear goals and deadlines, and establish individual roles as needed.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D4. 6.9-12.

Use disciplinary and interdisciplinary lenses to understand the characteristics and causes of local, regional, and global problems; instances of such problems in multiple contexts; and challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address these problems over time and place.

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