Write a letter to the editor regarding an editorial with which
Attend a school board meeting or a town, or city council meeting.
Speak up, and when you get home, write out your platform and submit
it to your local paper's editorial desk.
Go to a meeting at your school or in your neighborhood about
a social, environmental, or other issue you care about. To get
really fired up, go to a meeting representing the other opposing
See a movie, read a book, listen to a CD, or eat out at a restaurant.
Then, write a review about its merits and/or flaws.
Online Debates and Resources:
Discussions on controversial issues
Resources for policy debate
PBS Frontline Pro/Con
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