Planning the assignment
Just like you did in the example of the school trip, now you will have a chance to investigate and discover the services offered by the public institutions; You'll also learn the sources of the financing – i.e. where the money these institutions need to offer these services comes from.
To begin your assignment, get into small groups. Each group will have shared aims, so you will work in cooperation. It is important that you have a clear idea of your goal in order to make sure your team are all in synch. In this assignment, each person has to try to make the maximum possible contribution to the team, so that between all of you, you can gather the information you need and share it with the others. This will ensure that everyone learns as much as possible and will strengthen relations in the group. You can also post your work on the "Pupils' Corner" of this website.
You will be working in cooperation in small groups
Within each team, it is important to assign the different posts: coordinator, secretary and spokesman.
You will get into 8 teams. Each team will have to look for, sort and understand the information on the subject assigned to them. Once they have completed the assignment, they will present it to the other 7 teams. The other 7 teams will do the same.
To help you find the information you need, you will find various clues and tasks on this website; you can also use any other information you found for yourselves from other sources.
Remember that it's very important to be able to share all this information at home; your parents can also give you a lot of information on the services they use, the taxes they pay, etc.
And as always, if you have any queries or questions, you can always ask your teacher for help.