This lesson offers students the opportunity to reflect on the 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 and identfy modern examples of those values in practice.
Handout A: Being an American (Versions 1 and 2)
Handout B: Civic Value Quote Cards (Versions 1 and 2)
Handout C: Civic Values and You (Versions 1 and 2)
Handout D: Civic Values and the Constitution (Versions 1 and 2)
Handout E: The Hypocrisy of American Slavery (1852), by Frederick Douglass (Versions 1 and 2)
Handout F: The Gettysburg Address (1863), by Abraham Lincoln (Versions 1 and 2)
Handout G: Speech to the U.S. Congress on December 8TH (1941), by Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Versions 1 and 2) Handout H: Address to D-Day Forces (1944), by Dwight D. Eisenhower (Versions 1 and 2)
Handout I: Shuttle Challenger Address (1986), by Ronald Reagan (Versions 1 and 2) Handout J: Civic Values Glossary Founding Principles ELL Worksheets Answer Key
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