Through an understanding of the terms, rights and responsibilities, learners will investigate how democracy in the United States makes civic virtue possible. How do people in a democratic state use their right to be responsible citizens by practicing the idea of civic virtue?
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Students will identify factions in society and recognize the problems/dangers/benefits of factional activities and/or fighting.
This lesson will emphasize the importance of voluntary action for the common welfare based upon student understanding of one's rights and the corresponding responsibility to protect them.
This lesson will clarify that true rights must be guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Students will examine the importance of protecting these rights, as well as decide if and when it is appropriate to limit rights. This lesson will also provide the opportunity to examine how...
Unit: Constitution Day
Students learn how the Constitution relates to rules and community roles. This lesson is designed for Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17) and connects students to improving their community for the good of all. ...
This lesson will characterize how individuals in everyday life need trust. It will define philanthropy and explain how it works toward the common good within family, school, and neighborhood....
Students play a game that explores the difference between rights and privileges and challenges their expectations about basic rights. Students will explore the issue of education as a right that not everyone has access to....
The purpose of this lesson is to help students examine the local needs of their community and to put a plan of action into place to help address those needs.
Americans not only have rights as citizens but also responsibilities. It is important for children to learn about these responsibilities at an early age. Students will be able to get along better in their classroom, neighborhood and community if they do their duty as good citizens.