a. Tell us what the focus of the policy/policy change is.
b.Frame why the change was or is needed according to the background research.
c.Identify who the main actors are and what they are hoping for (lobbyists, politicians, social movements).
d.Summarize how the issue has been discussed in the media. Pick a few popular press media outlets and
identify how they are framing the issue.
e.Evaluate the perceived strengthens and weaknesses of the changes (whether they have already
or will happen).
f.Conclude by identifying whom the policy helps and who may be left out from receiving benefits.
g.In your opinion, does the policy/policy change reflect the core values of the democracy that we learned
about in chapter one?
h.Question part – your question could be framed in different ways. Below are a few examples.
i. Why does the Trump Administration want to end the DREAM Act?
ii. What are the benefits and drawbacks of participating in an international organization like the World
iii. Why should we allow states to decide their education standards and whether they want a common
d.Media Coverage of issue
e.Targets/Winners of the proposed changes
f.Those unaffected or negatively affected by the proposed change.
g.Your Assessment of the desired or recent changes in the policy
h.Core Values reflected in the changes
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