August 17, 2016

Step 2: Decide

This step of selecting an issue, one that students want to address, determines what students will research in preparation for designing and implementing a project. All of the work that follows is based on the choice made in this step. The following tools will help to make issue selection a fun and inclusive process.

Use the following tools to:

  • Align standards like NGSS and Common Core
  • Guide students in democratic decision-making
  • Ensure that the issue selected meets your academic needs and is one that can be done within your school’s regulations and policies
  • Select a single issue that students are interested in and it meets all of the determined criteria
This Deep Dive Video will give you a brief overview of Step Two, Issue Selection. 

Step Two Classroom Resources & Activities:           

Digging Deeper
Using Criteria Based Decision Making
President Obama on the Importance of Compromise
Democratic Voting Processes
Issue Selection Grid
What’s for Lunch
Step Two Assessment: Post-Voting