Being An American
A Personal Response to American Citizenship
One fifty-minute class period
This lesson challenges students to reflect on the meaning of American citizenship and understand its many forms, including private action and public service. Students will explore avenues for maintaining individual responsibility and civic engagement before articulating responses to the challenges of citizenship.
A set of actions and habits necessary for the safe, effective, and mutually beneficial participation in a society.
Individuals must take care of themselves and their families and be vigilant to preserve their liberty.
The idea that only a knowledgeable and virtuous citizenry can sustain liberty.