This project should take no more than 10 periods at school and five hours out of class to prepare.

Suggested Timeline:

Class Time: Use computer lab to research and to word process presentations, charts, and graphs. Non labtime can be used to brainstorm and fine tune presentation.

Out of Class Time: Library research, phone interviews and research methods may be used at this time.

Day 11-12
Each team will have a half class period its present their proposal. Teacher will supply each group with whatever is needed (within reason) for presentations.The neutral board made up of other teachers, comunity members or students from other classes will select the most effective project and present a decision.

History Social Standards Science: Grade 12

Principles of Economics

12.1 Students understand common economic terms and concepts and economic reasoning, in terms of:

1. the casual relationship between scarcity and the need for choices

2. opportunity cost and marginal benefit and marginal cost

4. the role of private property as an incentive in conserving and improving scarce resources

Principles of American Democracy

12.7 Students analyze and compare the powers and procedures of national, state, tribal, and local governments, in terms of:

1. how conflicts between levels of government and branches of government are resolved

2. the major responsibilities and sources of revenue for state and local governments

5. how public policy is formed, including the setting of the public agenda and how it is carried out through regulations and executive orders

6. the process of lawmaking at each of the three levels of government, including the role of lobbying and the media

The Task
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Michael Arenas
Valley View High School
Chaffey JUHSD