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
Students explore the connection between rights, laws, and voting in a democracy. They learn about their local government structure and visit a public office to collect data through interviews and observations....
Students will begin to ponder the essential questions regarding philanthropy, which they will consider throughout the unit. They will formulate answers, and be familiar with the terms associated with philanthropy and democracy.
This introductory lesson will provide students the opportunity to examine their own personal values and the source of the influence which helped them form those values. The learner will then be introduced to the Core Democratic Values which citizens hold in...
This lesson will emphasize that beliefs influence our actions. Students will research contemporary examples of individuals acting philanthropically in accordance with a Core Democratic Value.
Unit: What Does It Take?
Students will become aware of current issues in politics as well as the points of view of the candidates in regard to civic virtue and the creation of a civil society.
Learners will identify parts of a flowering plant, describe their functions and compare their importance to the essential roles in a democratic government.
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.
Students analyze the essential qualities of the Core Democratic Values and how these values are evident in relationships and behavior at school and in the community/nation.