Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson Challenges Students to reflect on the meaning of American citizenship and understand its many forms - Including private action as well as public service. Students will explore avenues for individual responsibility and civic engagement before articulating their personal responses to the challenges of citizenship.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Citizenship, Civic Values, Civic Virtue, Individual Responsibility, Private Virtue

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

Being an American
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.2.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how a democracy relies on people's responsible participation, and draw implications for how individuals should participate.

D2.Civ.1.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of citizens, political parties, interest groups, and the media in a variety of governmental and nongovernmental contexts.

D2.Civ.2.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Analyze the role of citizens in the U.S. political system, with attention to various theories of democracy, changes in Americans' participation over time, and alternative models from other countries, past and present.

D2.Civ.8.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Identify core civic virtues and democratic principles that guide government, society, and communities.

D2.Civ.14.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Describe how people have tried to improve their communities over time.
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