Unit Overview 

Students engage in activities that illustrate the importance of every person contributing their voice in a democratic community/society. They explore the connection between rights, laws, and voting in a democracy. They learn about their local government structure and visit a public office to collect data through interviews and observations. Students create a final project tying together their knowledge of voting, rights, laws, and public office.

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Service Experience 
Student can advocate for the importance of using one's voice and tell them how easy it is to fill out the registration form. Students make up a children’s bill of rights based on the rights they learned in class. Students create a bookmark or brochure listing key rights of children and contact information of local agencies that provide assistance to children and families. They plan and carry out a project to demonstrate the process and importance of civic engagement.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Be the Change: Democracy
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
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12

Students explore the connection between rights, laws, and voting in a democracy. They learn about their local government structure and visit a public office to collect data through interviews and observations.