93. Exercises for Government Familiarity

Students should be taught how to interact with the government for several different, but common reasons. This should include what the basic procedures are, who/what office to call, what forms to fill out, etc. For example, everyone should be taught the general procedures for protecting or patenting an idea and what the pitfalls are and how not to be scammed. Students should also be taught how to find and contact their government representatives, file a Freedom of Information request, request a grant, file taxes, get a passport, and generally do some of the more basic things that engaged citizens often need to do.


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