The students will build upon what they learned about time management and develop a set of study skills that will help them to learn, truly understand, and recall material. They will learn a strategy for test taking that will serve them well on exams that require responding to questions...
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Students will develop an understanding of fairness, justice, tolerance, and equality as critical key concepts necessary for a civil society. Students will discuss the importance of acting philanthropically to promote the common good. ...
Unit: Take a Stand on Bullying
Students work in small groups to research and present a step-by-step plan to take action to prevent bullying behavior at school. They share their presentations and then select one plan to carry out.
Unit: My Country, My Community
Learners will describe requirements for naturalized citizens and explain how rights given to citizens also require civic responsibility. They will analyze the words of the National Anthem and update it with a new verse that includes today’s concept of freedom.
Students view primary documents to explore public policy on service. They make meaning of the government role and citizen responsibility in civic action. They make a personal plan of service based on their available time, talent, and treasure.
The unfair laws in America prior to the civil rights movement are shown through the story of Rosa Parks. The idea that the actions of one person can change the life of many is explored.
Students review the Civil Rights work of Martin Luther King, Jr. as discussed in Lesson One. They create an acrostic about his life and work. Then students identify his goals and relate goals to perseverance.
This lesson introduces or reviews the Core Democratic Values and explores the importance of these values. Students read or listen to The Well, a book set in 1910 in the south. Students analyze what life would be like without the support of these values and rights.
In this lesson, students learn about the four sectors of the economy and learn that the civil society sector often steps in when business and government do not or cannot meet a felt need. Students observe the second half of the documentary The Gift of All and write about the issues in...