Launching Your Ship with Citizenship
Students describe the characteristics of a good citizen relative to democracy and become familiar with the fundamental principles of American society, including rights and responsibilities. They recognize that even high school students can make a difference through the electoral process. They look at current issues and make personal statements about the current candidates.
Students will list and describe the characteristics of a good citizen relative to democracy.
Students will become familiar with the Core Democratic Values that are the fundamental beliefs and constitutional principles of American society which unite all Americans.
This lesson will study the partnership between civic participation and good citizenship. It will provide an opportunity for learners to understand their roles as civic participants. Ultimately students will see that one person can make a difference. By influencing others to become involved, many hands can make light work.
Students will describe how the electoral process functions during an election and analyze the importance of volunteering to participate in the electoral process.