Housing Curriculum Kit

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Housing Curriculum Kit

Housing is a major issue in Washington state. This curriculum kit focuses on HB 1782, a bill that was introduced in the 2022 session that passed the following year. The bill addresses the housing issue by focusing on increasing supply. By the end of this kit your students will have a strong understanding of the challenges such legislation runs into when addressing such a large scale issue.

Organizing Concepts:

 Legislative process, exploration of social issues and perspectives, citizen action, lobbying, transparency.

Compelling Questions:

  • How can students participate in the legislative process to solve WA state’s problems?
  • How does the issue of affordable housing illustrate bipartisanship?

More About This Curriculum Kit

On this feed, educators will find 2022/23 Capitol Classroom PLUS content condensed into a seven week Curriculum Kit, complete with formatted, easy to follow lesson plans.  Each week requires only 1-2 class periods to complete the entire curriculum map. Each lesson plan comes with both a Curriculum Guide and a Student Notebook.

The kit follows an Affordable Housing Bill: Addressing Middle Housing, from its introduction in the 2022 Legislative Session to its final passage (in a different form) in the 2023 Legislative Session. Educators will find videos of session content, explanations about the legislation from a dedicated volunteer lobbyist, and interviews with stakeholders all collated into a streamlined version without many of the unexpected twists and turns that the legislative session often entails.

By using this curriculum, students learn not only how legislation is passed in Washington State but also how members of the community can become involved. There are suggested discussion questions for each video, classroom activities, and options for summative assessments that engage students in their local community by examining the effects of this new legislation.

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