Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

Students will examine how a diverse group of Americans have exemplified the responsibilities of citizenship. Students will consider how these historic figures defended the principles of the constitution and Bill of Rights through their choices and actions.

Subjects:

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

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

Civic Virtue, Private Virtue, Individual Responsibility, Representative Government, Natural Rights, Constitution, Bill of Rights, Founders

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

Being an American
Update Standards?

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

Explain how all people, not just official leaders, play important roles in a community.

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.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.10.6-8: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain the relevance of personal interests and perspectives, civic virtues, and democratic principles when people address issues and problems in government and civil society.
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