Learners will define government and describe a democratic republic with a Constitution. They identify the role of government at all levels - national, state, and local and talk about what young people can do to have a voice.
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Unit: Animal Shelters
This lesson will allow learners to voice their thoughts on and reflect on this unit, the activities contained in it, and their animal welfare service project. They will have an opportunity to share their new knowledge with their peers, family members and other adults.
The learners will trace how executive power is derived and used in this country, and evaluate its potential for influencing change in the nation.
Focus Question: How can our voice be used to make communities stronger?
Students will understand why "freedom songs" became such an important motivating force during the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968. They will also see how important figures in the Civil Rights Movement contributed to the common good.
Students become familiar with the structure of the newspaper and the purpose of the different types of articles as they explore "stories" about acts of giving and sharing time, talent, and treasure for the common good. Students recognize the types of voices and articles in the newspaper. They...
Students learn the elements of the political process, such as advocating for candidates and current issues. The learners articulate how this action is a demonstration of responsible citizenship and how advocating for one's beliefs is a demonstration of a citizen's rights. Voting is a method to...
Learners will research various leaders of marginalized, disenfranchised and/or disadvantaged groups 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, and present the...
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...