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Grades 2–4 Lesson Plan including curricula links, teaching sequence, and activity ideas. Teach your class the key ideas around the roles of the citizen in American democracy. What does it mean to be an American citizen? How do people become citizens? The main focus of the book is on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, with special emphasis on the right to vote to elect members of the government.
Supports English Language Arts and Social Studies curricula for Civics and US History.
Curriculum aims covered include:
- Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA): Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
- National Council for Social Studies: College Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards Dimension 2: Applying Disciplinary Concepts and Tools: Civics
D2.Civ.2.3-5. Explain how a democracy relies on people’s responsible participation, and draw implications for how individuals should participate.
D2.Civ.10.3-5. Identify the beliefs, experiences, perspectives, and values that underlie their own and others’ points of view about civic issues.
- Center for Civic Education: National Standards for Civics and Government (K-4) content standards: What are the Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy?
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