Everyday Acts of Citizenship

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

What are the issues we care about, and what are creative ways young people can address the needs?

Unit Overview 

In this 8-activity unit, students explore different issues that they care about. Through discussions and activities they become aware of injustices or personal passions for local issues. They learn the skills of investigation and planning and reflection.

Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Everyday Acts of Citizenship
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Through this activity participants will become aware of their own feelings about others, and the racial, cultural and socio-economic biases in society today. Participants will analyze their own feelings in light of this awareness.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.
If [people] can learn to hate they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. ”
~Nelson Mandela