This lesson offers students the opportunity to reflect on what virtues the Founders considered fundamental to a free society. After reflecting on the meaning of these values, students will analyze situations where civic values can be exercised as well as identify modern day examples of those values in practice.
Lesson plan PDF includes all handouts:
Handout A: Being an American
Handout B: Civic Value Quote Cards
Handout C: Civic Values and You
Handout D: The Hypocrisy of American Slavery (1852), by Frederick Douglass [optional]
Handout E: The Gettysburg Address (1863), by Abraham Lincoln [optional]
Handout F: Speech to the U.S. Congress on December 8TH (1941), by Franklin Delano Roosevelt [optional]
Handout G: Address to D-Day Forces (1944), by Dwight D. Eisenhower [optional]
Handout H: Shuttle Challenger Address (1986), by Ronald Reagan [optional]
Handout I: Civic Values and the Constitution [optional] The United States Bill of Rights (Appendix C) Answer Key
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