Virtual Atlas Education
I – 695 (The 30$ License Tabs Initiative)
To use the Internet as a source of information about a controversial bill recently passed in the state legislature. Find both sides of the issue.
Related Washington State EALRs:
1.3 examine representative government and citizen participation
2.2 understand he function and effect of law
1.2 use style appropriate to the audience and purpose
National Geography Standards
18 How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future
Civics, state government, writing
Length of Time Required:
This lesson will require approximately two hours.
Step 1 Prepare the students for the next two days. They will be going online and researching the I – 695 issue. Hold a brief discussion on the topic.
Step 2 Hand out a copy of the questions and instructions.
Step 3 Make on line computers available.
There are always new laws being created and differences in opinion about these laws. It is important for the students to see how this initiative affects conditions of jurisdiction in Washington State.
Initiative – bill or law proposed by the citizens of state or local government.
Legislature – law and policy making body based on representation of local populations; area divided into legislative districts.
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