Great Debate: Do Americans Today Have Civic Virtue? (10th Grade)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

Do Americans today exhibit civic virtue? What is a world citizen's responsibility to promote and advocate for environmental sustainability? 

 

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

Unit Overview 

Students read two articles that answer the question: Do Americans today exhibit civic virtue?. They will make a personal plan to exhibit civic virtue through civic engagement in an environmental act.

Service Experience 
Develop an “action plan” that identifies an environmental issue/problem area, causes for the issue/problem, the goal/solution in dealing with this issue/problem, and steps that will take to resolve the issue/problem.  Reflect on how this type of involvement speaks to civic virtue and civic responsibility.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Great Debate: Do Americans Today Have Civic Virtue? (10th Grade)
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Having formulated an initial opinion on whether or not Americans today exhibit civic virtue, the learners will defend their positions in light of the opinions of writers. They will make a personal plan to exhibit civic virtue through civic engagement in an environmental stewardship act.