Not In My Backyard
Students act as a City Manager’s staff trying to correct perceptions of back-room deal-making while deciding on the best location for transitional housing for the homeless. Various interest groups have entered the fray, and as students explain both their decision and the policymaking process they learn how local government works. By combining the often neglected topic of local government with the highly engaging issue of homelessness, this unit teaches students valuable lessons about civic participation.
Not In My Backyard is now available for purchase from Social Studies School Services.