Core Democratic Values in Action
Through the historical novel, The Well, by Mildred D. Taylor, students analyze the importance of the Core Democratic Values in the context of a 1910 African American family, their home and school rules and in simple conflict resolution. They role-play conflict resolution.
This lesson introduces or reviews the Core Democratic Values and explores the importance of these values. Students read or listen to The Well, a book set in 1910 in the south. Students analyze what life would be like without the support of these values and rights.
Students compare and contrast rules they have in their homes and in the classroom and decide whether good rules must reflect the Core Democratic Values.
Students explore how people apply the Core Democratic Values in problem-solving situations. They use role-playing to demonstrate positive strategies in order to promote the common good at school.