Talking about politics is difficult because politics is one of the ways we express what we really care about—our hopes, our values, our deepest concerns. Political beliefs are about our education, religious commitments, sense of justice, the future of the planet, war and peace, our personal sense of safety and health.
This workbook is meant to help students engage in a dialogue about their political beliefs. What story can they tell people to help understand their values? What person or place in their life has made the greatest impact? This will help students reflect on those stories and make the connections between their experiences, their values, and their political views.