Through an introductory pre-test, the learners will establish their prior knowledge of key terms and concepts important to creating and sustaining a democratic society. The learners then will expand this knowledge and understanding through guided reading and presentations.
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This lesson provides an example of a politician known for his honesty. Students identify why they depend on politicians to be honest, and discuss why it is difficult for politicians to be honest....
Our democracy is maintained in part through philanthropic actions inspired by the Core Democratic Values. In the absence of these values, injustice such as the Japanese Internment following the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II goes unchecked. Students have the...
Unit: Philanthropy and You
Unit: Make That Change
Learners will analyze the importance of allowing all citizens the opportunity to contribute to the common good and will identify needs and resources to set up and maintain a service learning project.
Students discuss the word homeless and how it is used in a sentence (as adjective and noun). After reading an article about homelessness by Anna Quindlen, they discuss a respectful way to use the language that describes a group of people who are vulnerable....