In this lesson, learners reflect on the meaning of democracy. They discuss and explore examples of participatory democracy in history. They read and report about concepts such as civic responsibility, patriotism, right to petition, and philanthropy.
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Unit: We ARE the Government
Unit: Be the Change: Democracy
Unit: Encouraging Volunteerism
Learners will identify the ways citizens can become active participants in the community through political parties, interest groups, voting and providing public service. This lesson may include determination of need in the community and response....
Learners will develop an understanding of the importance of participating in active citizenship through their contributions to society. Benjamin Franklin will be highlighted as an example of a person who engaged in active citizenship.
Unit: Jobs on the Move
In this lesson, learners study vocabulary and concepts of the Great Depression. They explore the factors that led to the Great Depression and compare them to the economic conditions of the recent recession of 2008 and 2009. Learners read excerpts from two literature books by John Steinbeck and...
Unit: Whose Job Is It?
Unit: Heroism In Literature
Students will be provided the opportunity to reflect cognitively and effectively upon concepts acquired during the first three lessons by producing a manual of service opportunities within their community. Increasing individual student awareness of...
Unit: Herstory in History
This lesson will emphasize that, from the beginning, women have made significant contributions to American history and philanthropy by taking a stand to support their beliefs. One of these women who showed courage to contribute to the common good was Pocahontas.