Creating Third Parties is a deeply personal exploration of the issues our country and world face, and the challenges and limits our two party system has with solving them. For possibly the first time, you classes will be tasked with finding what they, not their parents or friends, truly believe about a wide range of timely issues. Armed with their self-knowledge, they will be arranged in groups based on their political leanings, and will create their ultimate "third party" which more fully satisfies their stances on the issues. Filled with discussion, collaboration, artistic creation and politicking, this is a must-have project unit if you'd like your students to truly think and use their political voice for the first time. In the end, your students will have a keen understanding of the issues, our party system, and most of all, themselves.