First, describe the major influences of Political Ideology and Public Opinion.
Then, describe trends of public involvement in previous elections and the importance of citizen participation in
government meetings, decision making, and elections.
Finally, describing your experience or what you learned about one of these two options:
Attend or watch a LIVE local government meeting. Describe the process of the meeting, what was discussed,
what decisions/conclusions were made. Finally, describe your experience and what you learned. Attach the
agenda with your paper and a picture that demonstrates your attendance or proof that you watched the
meeting LIVE. Proof of LIVE viewing is your responsibility. If insufficient proof is provided, points can be
The point of the assignment is to experience governing first hand.