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1 Public Policy (A) Class Discussion pg. 4
“...an agreed-upon way that our federal, state or local governments fulfill their responsibilities...”

2 Public Policy (A) Class Discussion pg. 4
Policy can be made by all three branches of government.

3 Public Policy Policy can be made by different levels of government.
(A) Class Discussion pg. 4 Policy can be made by different levels of government.

4 Public Policy (A) Class Discussion pg. 4 Policies can be made by different levels and branches of government to address different types of concerns. Knowing whom to contact regarding an issue can be tricky.

5 Public Policy fed’·er·al (A) Class Discussion pg. 4 -adjective
pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states: the federal government of the U.S.

6 Public Policy (A) Class Discussion pg. 4

7 Public Policy Public policy problems arise when
(B) Activity pg. 5 Public policy problems arise when existing policies or laws do not work well; existing policies or laws are not enforced; no policies or laws exist.

8 Public Policy A policy can be made for the purpose of...
(B) Activity pg. 5 A policy can be made for the purpose of...

9 Public Policy All policies share some basic characteristics.
(B) Activity pg. 5 All policies share some basic characteristics. If you have a proposed policy, try evaluating it with these questions. If the answers are “yes,” then you are probably thinking of a “public policy.”

10 Public Policy Problems can be addressed by anyone with the authority
(C) Class Discussion pg. 6-7 Problems can be addressed by anyone with the authority If you have a proposed policy, try evaluating it with these questions. If the answers are “yes,” then you are probably thinking of a “public policy.”

11 Public Policy (E) Class Discussion pg. 9

12 Branches & Levels of Government
(A) Government Responsibilities Worksheet pg. 8 Level of Government Executive Legislative Judicial State Governor Town or City _______________ Other (level of government)

13 Responsible or Authorized Government Official or Agecy
Responsible Government Agencies (B) Government Responsibilities Worksheet pg. 8 Example Public Policy Problem Responsible or Authorized Government Official or Agecy 1. Traffic control in front of our school Bakersfield Police Department 2. 3. 4.

14 Public Policy (E) Class Discussion pg. 9

15 Step 2 Selecting a Problem
(A) Activity pg. 17 Problems come in all shapes and sizes. What you think is a major problem might not be perceived as a big deal to somebody else. Now that you’ve studied theoretical and actual problems in your community, you can now use the “Gerston Scale” to analyze a problem based on: Scope Intensity Duration Resources

16 Step 2 Selecting a Problem
(B) Activity pg. 17 When trying to pick a problem, try looking at it from different perspectives to see how big of a problem it really is.

17 Explaining the Problem
Step 4 Explaining the Problem (Task 1) Activity pg. 29 These are the questions you need to address when presenting your problem.

18 Examining Alternative Policies
Step 4 Examining Alternative Policies (Task 2) Activity pg. 31 These are the questions you need to address when presenting your Alternative Policies.

19 Proposing a Public Policy
Step 4 Proposing a Public Policy (Task 3) Activity pg. 32 These are the questions you need to address when proposing your public policy.

20 Developing an Action Plan
Step 4 Developing an Action Plan (Task 4) Activity pg. 33 These are the questions you need to consider when mapping out your action plan.


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