Attributes of a Civil Society

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

What is a world citizen's responsibility to promote and advocate for justice and kindness? 

Photo credit: Capital High School Classroom Discussion by Governor Earl Ray Toblin is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Learners define justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance and describe the importance of these attributes of a civil society. They will look for examples of their presence or absence in the news media and brainstorm how they can promote them in their school, community and the world.

Service Experience 
Students may visit an elementary classroom to share the book Have you Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. This book gives a simple and inspiring message about the power of kindness in making the world a better place. This service promotes philanthropy in the community by encouraging  young children to be philanthropists.
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