Current Political Issues -- Mrs. Newton

Your assignment is to select a topic from the list of Current Political Issues, perform scholarly research on that topic, and craft an expository essay about the topic you chose.

Due Dates and Deadlines:

Select a topic and submit to Mrs. Newton - Monday, November 26, 2018

Annotated Bibliography (20 pts) - Friday, December 7, 2018

Essay Submitted Via Turn-It-In - Friday, January 11, 2019

Topic Choices


Terrorism/Homeland Security

Gun control

Net neutrality

Climate change/Environmental Issues/Government stance

Opioid Crisis

Voter Turnout/Mid-Year Elections

Outline a program that would get more people involved in local elections

Social Media Regulation

Term limits for members of Congress

Gerrymandering. Should the redrawing of districts be done by an

independent/nonpartisan group?

Additional Current Resources: (please note login for all databases is: gmahs / gmahs)

NewsBank        JSTOR           PowerLibrary

Project Descriptions

Please select your class below to view the Project Descriptions:

CP US Gov & Politics

Honors Gov & Politics

All Essays must be submitted using Turnitin


Your Bibliography must include 3-5 reputable sources published between the years 2000 and 2018. Citations must be listed in MLA format. For help with formatting, you may utilize an online resource like EasyBib which may be accessed here, or access the Purdue Owl MLA Style Guide (preferred method).

Expository Essay Map

The goal of this assignment is to craft an Expository Essay. Each paragraph of an Expository Essay has a distinct purpose. Refer to the Expository Essay Map found here, to ensure that you have satisfied the requirements of each element of your Expository Essay.