Taking a Stand: Models of Civic Participation

How does an individual take a stand for a principle or belief? what skills are required to do so? What are the challenges and risks in doing so? Class members study examples of individuals engaging in such activities and then identify issues in their own communities that could be addressed.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage individuals to actively participate in addressing one of the issues they identified in the brainstorming session
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth and final episode in the Holocaust and Human Behavior series; however, the lesson can also be used independently
  • The Chicano! DVD is out of print but may be borrowed by those who create a free account with the organization
Pros

  • The resource asks learners to make personal connections to their own lives and the issues in their communities.
Cons

  • None