The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint students with the Core Values of American Democracy or Core Democratic Values.
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Unit: Why Do We Have a Census?
This secondary lesson explains what the U.S. Census is and why it is important for everyone. Every ten years, we count everyone who is living in the U.S., from babies to the oldest people. This gives our government a clear idea of who is using services and where we have growth or decrease in...
Unit: Concepts of Leadership
Students will utilize primary source material to identify three key ways that both Native American societies and our early government promoted leadership in their citizens.
Unit: Philanthropy and You
Learners will be introduced to the concept of philanthropy, evaluate the role of philanthropy in the smooth functioning of government, and describe the role of families in shaping a democratic society.
Students will experience the aesthetics of music and tie that experience into how the "freedom songs" may have motivated the Civil Rights activists as they sought to aid the common good.
The learners will trace how executive power is derived and used in this country, and evaluate its potential for influencing change in the nation.
Focus Question: How can our voice be used to make communities stronger?