Lesson Plans for Teachers

Problem Scenarios

1144days since
Last Day of School 2010-2011

Youth Action Council

Citizens' Guide to Problem Solving

Hello everyone!
Thank you for visiting the Citizen’s GPS. This program is designed to help students navigate the twists and turns of local government. Our goal is to provide young people with knowledge to identify and fix problems in the Knoxville and Knox County communities. To start the journey, click on a GPS Navigation button to the left. We have links and resourses to help teachers and the students find their way.
Happy Travels!

Worksheets & Supplemental Activities

  • Day 3--Weighing the Options & Solution Proposal Students should research 2 or 3 alternative solutions to their problem.  Once the solutions are identified, they will need to examine the advantages and disadvantages of each. Finally, they will ...
    Posted May 11, 2011, 1:22 PM by Leah Adinolfi
  • Day 3--Interview Instructions Once groups have identified some potential resources to help address their problem, they have a starting point for finding more information about possible solutions.  In order to do this, students ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2011, 11:53 AM by Leah Adinolfi
  • Day 2--Charting the Problem ("Tree" Activity) Once the problem statements are complete, students will continue examining the problem by listing the causes, effects and possible resources that might help address the problem.    Use the "Tree" worksheet ...
    Posted May 10, 2011, 9:20 AM by Leah Adinolfi
  • Day 1--Vocabulary & Crossword Understanding the terms associated with elected and appointed offices of local government will assist students in their quest for solutions to common public problems.  The vocabulary terms provided here give ...
    Posted May 10, 2011, 11:26 AM by Leah Adinolfi
  • Day 2--Forming a Problem Statement Clearly articulating a problem in terms of what your group wishes would change is an essential step in the problem solving process. Why? The ability to articulate the problem in ...
    Posted May 11, 2011, 1:21 PM by Leah Adinolfi
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