Abstract 6- Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2007

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2007



The Issue Campaign

Mary Rouleau
George C. Marshall High School, Falls Church, VA


The Issue Campaign seeks to apply classroom information about issues, the Congress, interest groups, and the media to a “real life” campaign designed by the student. Multiple aspects of an issue campaign are addressed, including lobby products and a media/grassroots strategy. The Campaign may be presented in whole or in parts and is designed to exploit a variety of skills including analytical, persuasive and creative.

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About the Author(s)…

Mary Rouleau is in her second year of teaching at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Virginia. A lawyer, she has experience in a variety of legal positions including litigation, in-house counsel and business development. Prior to obtaining her teaching license, Rouleau spent 10+ years in public policy/lobbying positions with Washington, DC-based consumer and labor organizations. She specialized in domestic policy issues and was a leading strategist in several coalitions. She can be reached at Mary.Rouleau@fcps.edu