Students are required to write a thought paper on the following topic:
Issue/Topic associated with Adolescence/Proposed Plan to Address Issue
Students will research that topic (minimum of 3 references) and then add OWN thoughts, opinions, solutions to
correct the problem/address the issue in a 4-6 paged double-spaced paper. During the Final Exams, students
will present their papers to the rest of the class for a discussion.
Issue: Violence in Schools (offer stats, reports, what is and isn't working, etc.)
Proposed Plan: (Your OWN proposed plan): Increase funding for Peer Mediators, Zero Tolerance Policies,
Required Weekly meeting with Counselors, Buddy System, etc.
Problem/Issue: Career Choice (difficulties associated with this, how one goes about choosing, etc.)
Proposed Plan: Require Job Shadowing in at least 3 fields of interest at high school level;
required apprenticeships, offer Career Class in Junior/Senior High
Be creative. This is your chance to address how you would promote change!