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

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

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. 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. Public Policy (A) Class Discussion pg. 4 Public Policy (A) Class Discussion pg. 4

5 fed·er·al -adjective 1.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. fed·er·al -adjective 1.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. Public Policy (A) Class Discussion pg. 4 Public Policy (A) Class Discussion pg. 4

6 Public Policy (A) Class Discussion pg. 4 Public Policy (A) Class Discussion pg. 4

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

9 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. 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. Public Policy (B) Activity pg. 5 Public Policy (B) Activity pg. 5

10 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. 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. Public Policy (C) Class Discussion pg. 6-7 Public Policy (C) Class Discussion pg. 6-7

11 Public Policy (E) Class Discussion pg. 9 Public Policy (E) Class Discussion pg. 9

12 Branches & Levels of Government (A) Government Responsibilities Worksheet pg. 8 Branches & Levels of Government (A) Government Responsibilities Worksheet pg. 8

13 Responsible Government Agencies (B) Government Responsibilities Worksheet pg. 8 Responsible Government Agencies (B) Government Responsibilities Worksheet pg. 8

14 Public Policy (E) Class Discussion pg. 9 Public Policy (E) Class Discussion pg. 9

15 Step 2 Selecting a Problem (A) Activity pg. 17 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 youve 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 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 youve 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 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 Step 4 Explaining the Problem (Task 1) Activity pg. 29 Step 4 Explaining the Problem (Task 1) Activity pg. 29 These are the questions you need to address when presenting your problem.

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

19 Step 4 Proposing a Public Policy (Task 3) Activity pg. 32 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 Step 4 Developing an Action Plan (Task 4) Activity pg. 33 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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