You can be creative and yet include the same elements of introducing the issue, relating it to a body of literature and drawing evidence/connections. Then you can weave your observations/data into a discussion and conclude with how can we:

  1. Make democracy matter?
  2. Address equity issues in various settings, places
  3. Reflect on your own experiences of place & community and how course readings challenged your views.
  4. Examine current issues by applying a structural, cultural, and historical perspective.

Recognize and apply specific policies and timeframes to understand a problem (e.g. pre-civil rights, pre-desegregation policy, post-desegregation-policy, post civil rights, etc)