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.
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Unit: What Does It Take?
Students will recognize acts of philanthropy in literature and each piece of literature will enhance, clarify, or deepen the student’s understanding of “Common Good.” ...
Unit: History of Philanthropy
Students explore the history of philanthropic behavior (sharing, community collaboration, service) in ancient cultures and today, as well as compare themes of love and service in different world religion practices. ...
The purpose of this lesson is to help learners identify an animal species in danger of becoming extinct and to involve them in a fund-raising project to "adopt" this endangered species.
This lesson provides an example of a politician known for his honesty. Students identify why they depend on politicians to be honest, and discuss why it is difficult for politicians to be honest....
Learners will describe the essential elements of life and democracy. They will explain that without the proper materials, plants are unable to grow and thrive; without an active citizenry, democracy cannot grow and prosper.
Students will become familiar with the Core Democratic Values that are the fundamental beliefs and constitutional principles of American society which unite all Americans.
Unit: Affirmative Action
Unit: Growing a Citizen
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?...