Growing a Citizen
This unit teaches the skills young people need to participate in the democratic process as responsible citizens. Young people can do the work of citizens, where they feel positive that they can make a difference, Learners analyze how the work of a citizen is described in the literature of different faith traditions. They develop a personal mission statement of responsible citizenship.
The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint students with the religious tradition of giving and its impact on the exercise of responsible citizenship. With this multiple perspective, students will define the basis for their own responsible civic behavior.
In this lesson students will explore and analyze values associated with civic engagement as seen in local and national media.
Learners will create a personal mission statement of responsible citizenship applicable to community service.