In this activity you will compare and discuss your ideas about youth voice in policy.
- Sheet of paper
- pen/pencil/other writing utensil
- Fold your paper in half the long way (hot dog style) or draw a line down the middle. Label the left side of your paper “My Ideas” and on the right side of your paper write “Group Ideas.”
- Take 5 minutes and answer the following question: Do you think young people have a voice in changing policy? Why or why not? List your ideas on the “My Ideas” half of your paper.
- Your ideas should be based in facts and historical information such as what you’ve learned from the lesson or even learned elsewhere
- Get into a group of three and take turns sharing your ideas. When you hear something from a group member that isn’t already on your list, add it to the right side of your paper. When you hear something that is on your list add a checkmark next to it.
- Share with the larger group the ideas your small group had most in common.