Voting – Civic Responsibility

In a government unit, I would be teaching students about the role and duty of individual citizens in a democracy. In this unit, we would learn the definition and importance of voting. I would follow my instruction with the conversation from Margaret Mead about civic responsibility, giving students an opportunity to discuss how voting and standing up for one’s beliefs has the power to change the world. We would brainstorm ways they’ve seen this quote in action in the world. We would use the ideas generated in this conversation to later answer the essential question “Why is voting an important part of a democracy?”

Level: Elementary social studies

Subject Area: Government/civics

Author: Tiffany Heitman

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