In this lesson the learners define respect and relate it to the core values and beliefs of a constitutional democracy.
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Unit: Character Education: Respect (Grade 7)
Unit: Early American Influences
We look at the Society of Friends/Quakers and describe how this group promoted the common good. The Quakers pushed for religious freedom and freedom of choice, which are Core Democratic Values. As a group, they formed organizations to promote social change in the areas of slavery,...
Unit: My Country, My Community
In a persuasive essay, learners describe the responsibilities of American citizenship and the cost of freedom. They connect how philanthropic action is a part of those costs. “Freedom isn’t free. It passes on an enormous debt to the recipient.”...
Unit: Civil War Philanthropy
We learn about the brave work of a Quaker, Laura Smith Haviland, who used her ties and talent to lead anti-slavery work before, during, and after the Civil War. ...
We learn about organizations that responded to needs and increased social awareness during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Unit: We the Kids - The Three Branches and Me
Participants analyze the essential qualities of the Core Democratic Values and how these values are evident in relationships and behavior in a classroom/group and in the community/nation.
Unit: Power to the People through Action
Participants research leaders who used the nonprofit sector as an alternative power structure to make positive changes in society. They will identify the Core Democratic Values that each leader focused on....
We examine the Core Values of American Democracy and discuss their importance and where we are exposed to them and practice them throughout life.
Unit: Roots of Philanthropy (Teen)
Youth Activity: This interactive activity helps young people understand philanthropy and the language used when describing philanthropic actions. The facilitator sets the tone for a “fun” experience with words....
Unit: Stitch in Time for the Common Good
Learners explore the contributions and recommendations of Benjamin Franklin as a person who engaged in active citizenship.