Learners examine the statistics of voter turnout in the Federal Elections and from these statistics the learners draw some comparative conclusions.
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Unit: We ARE the Government
In this lesson, learners identify different levels of participation in a democracy. Each student writes a statement describing what type of citizen he or she would like to be. In groups of 4-6 students, the learners create an audio or visual presentation advocating for civic responsibility. They...
Students will recognize that philanthropy is a vital part of the African American community.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of philanthropy and interview family members concerning individual and community action which changes lives for the better.
The students explore family traditions of giving. Using the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt as a springboard, they discuss traditions of philanthropy in community.
The learners will review the fundamental democratic principles and beliefs of American democracy that unite a nation and promote the common good. They will look to their own school to apply them as a basis of positive character traits and philanthropic actions.
Raise awareness of the importance of freedom of speech and the opportunity to voice one's opinion without fear of reprisal, as principles basic to a democracy. The learners investigate ways to have a positive influence in encouraging eligible voters to make their voices heard at the...
Learners will research the lives of key Americans, from the colonial period through Reconstruction, who advanced science and improved the common good. Learner research will be summarized using the obituary literary format.
This lesson is designed to provide the students with information about Sojourner Truth's contributions to abolitionism and women's suffrage. She worked tirelessly to aid the freed men after the Civil War and brought about increased recognition of their plight. Students will discuss the right of...