Making our Voices Heard for the Community (9th Grade)

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Communication
Focus Question 

 What does it mean to be a member of a community?

 

Photo Credit:  Election Day 11/04/08 by Jose Kevo is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 
Raise students' awareness of the importance of freedom of speech and the opportunity to voice one's opinion without fear of reprisal, as principles basic to a democracy. The learners investigate ways to have a positive influence in encouraging eligible voters to make their voices heard at the polls during elections and/or referendums.  
Service Experience 
Take action to encourage adults to vote. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Making our Voices Heard for the Community (9th Grade)
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
6
7
8

Raise students' awareness of the importance of freedom of speech and the opportunity to voice one's opinion without fear of reprisal, as principles basic to a democracy. The learners investigate ways to have a positive influence in encouraging eligible voters to make their voices heard at the polls during elections and/or referendums.