The learners define and explain the importance of civic engagement and responsible citizenship. They explore the reasons why people may hesitate to become involved in solving problems and consider ways in which they can be "part of the solution" rather than a "part of the problem."
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Students will be able to identify a basic textbook definition of good citizenship, including the classic Roman concept of civic virtue (putting the common good above individual need).
The learners will identify and describe many different characteristics of civic virtue using material from a variety of sources and then select the characteristics they believe are most important.
Students will learn to identify factual information from objective sources and to use that information to support their own points of view and refute the arguments of an opposing point of view.
At the beginning of the year we get to create our classroom community. We get to decide how we will learn and grow and play with each other for the rest of the year. This is a new beginning for all. As we start to...
Unit: Growing a Citizen
Unit: We the People... Project
Students compare the actions of early leaders to their own responsibility to be civically responsible. This discussion and writing activity helps students clarify the citizen's role in philanthropy as voluntary action for common good....
Having formulated an initial opinion on whether or not Americans today exhibit civic virtue, the learners will defend their positions in light of the opinions of writers. They will make a personal plan to exhibit civic virtue through civic engagement in an environmental stewardship act....
Students are introduced to the concept of responsible citizenship and how philanthropy helps achieve responsible citizenship.
In this lesson, students create a gift of story modeled after the documentary The Gift of All. The students will research and/or interview a local philanthropist. Each student will write a biography telling the story of the philanthropist. They share the completed biography with an...