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Ch 14: U.S. Public, Social & Environmental Policy Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The U.S. Public, Social and Environmental Policy chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the ways in which problems are identified and addressed through policy in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the U.S. Public, Social and Environmental Policy chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Public policy Identifying problems to be addressed by policy, how policy is formed and carried out, types of public policy
Tuesday Education policy Republican and Democrat views on education policy, common ground among the parties
Wednesday Social insurance programs Types of social insurance programs and examples, the debate over such programs
Thursday Public assistance programs Types of public assistance programs and examples, the history of public assistance programs in the U.S.
Friday Environmental policy Current U.S. environmental policies, the debate over environmental policy making at the federal government level

7 Lessons in Chapter 14: U.S. Public, Social & Environmental Policy Lesson Plans
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The Public Policy Process: Problem Recognition, Policy Formation & Policy Implementation

1. The Public Policy Process: Problem Recognition, Policy Formation & Policy Implementation

Good public policy is grounded in a sound policy making process. In this lesson, you'll learn about the rational-comprehensive model of policy formation and the steps involved in using it. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Types of Public Policy in the United States

2. Types of Public Policy in the United States

'What should the government do about it?' This is a fundamental public policy question, and the scope of 'it' continues to expand in our modern society. In this lesson, you'll learn about different types of public policy in the United States.

Republican & Democratic Beliefs on Education in the United States: Similarities & Differences

3. Republican & Democratic Beliefs on Education in the United States: Similarities & Differences

Democrats and Republicans agree that the future success of the United States lies in an effective education system. However, while they agree on the overall goal, the two parties disagree about the best policies to accomplish it. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the education policy perspectives of each party.

Social Insurance Programs: Definition, Types & Examples

4. Social Insurance Programs: Definition, Types & Examples

Social insurance programs constitute the largest expenditure in the federal budget. In this lesson, you'll learn about social insurance, and we'll also take a look at the major federal social insurance programs. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Public Assistance Programs: Origins, Development, Types & Examples

5. Public Assistance Programs: Origins, Development, Types & Examples

Poverty is still a serious problem in the United States and would be even more so but for various federal and state public assistance programs. In this lesson, you'll learn about what a public assistance program is and types of programs.

How the U.S. Government Protects the Environment

6. How the U.S. Government Protects the Environment

One of the most controversial areas of government policy today is environmental policy. In this lesson, you'll learn how U.S. government environmental policy is made and you'll be provided an overview of some major legislative acts.

Public Service Announcement Lesson Plan

7. Public Service Announcement Lesson Plan

A Public Service Annoucement (PSA) is designed to inform the public. Today your students will study a text lesson, take a related quiz, and take part in an interesting hands-on activity to reinforce new concepts about PSAs.

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