how to use proper protocol in contacting public offices for information (including how to make telephone calls, write letters, and observe public meetings); and
Public Policy and Political Participation
How do you find and evaluate information on public issues of interest?
To be an effective and informed citizen, a student needs to learn basic research skills—how to find and evaluate the information needed to make informed civic choices. Students should learn the basics of public policy research and be prepared to find information in multiple arenas—local, state, federal, and international (See page 21). They should know: