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2. Choose a Public Policy Issue and Write Your Thesis Statement

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In this video, you will select a public policy issue or use one that has been assigned by your teacher.

You will then type your position on the issue on the first slide.

To help choose an issue, think about topics you have talked about at school or at home.

Or, think of an event or news item you feel strongly about.

When you are interested in your issue, you will feel more curious about it and will ask more questions to help develop your argument.

Unlike issues that affect just you, your family, or your school, public policy issues can only be addressed through governmental laws and regulations.

You can learn about current public policy issues by doing an online search.

After you have chosen an issue, return to the presentation you created in the last video.

Next, think about your position on the issue, and write a thesis statement on the first slide.

A thesis statement is a one-sentence summary of your position on the topic or argument.

If you would like, you can format the text to be a different style, font, or color.

You can also change the background color of the slides.

If you would like the same color on all of the slides, choose that option.

Now, it’s your turn: Choose a public policy issue, Write a thesis statement on the first slide, Format the text, And change the background color.


  1. Choose a public policy issue.
  2. Write a thesis statement on the first slide.
  3. Format the text.
  4. Change the background color.