Unit Overview 

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.

 

Service Experience 
In Lesson One: Charting the Course students will participate in random acts of kindness for a week without seeking recognition or thanks. In Lesson Four: Hoisting the Flag (where possible) the learners will participate in a local campaign, providing assistance to candidates they endorse.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Launching Your Ship with Citizenship
Lesson 3 of 4
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

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.

Unit: 
Launching Your Ship with Citizenship
Lesson 4 of 4
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students will describe how the electoral process functions during an election and analyze the importance of volunteering to participate in the electoral process.