American Portraits in Civic Virtue Graphic Organizer
Guiding Questions: What civic virtues do Americans value? How does the practice of civic virtues promote a healthy civil society?
- I can explain historical examples of individuals who exhibited Civic Virtues through their words and actions.
Directions: Fill in the graphic organizer below as you read about the historical examples of Civic Virtues. James Madison has been completed for you as an example.
|Explanation of the Actions That Demonstrated Civic Virtues
|This Shows the Civic Virtue(s) of…
|1. James Madison
|Changed his mind on having a Bill of Rights
|moderation and prudence
|He was able to think about another point of view and ultimately adopt it.
|2. Elizabeth Eckford
|3. Dwight D. Eisenhower
|4. Jackie Robinson
|5. John Quincy Adams
|6. Harriet Tubman
|7. George C. Marshall
|8. Ida B. Wells
|9. Ulysses S. Grant
|10. Harry Truman and Arthur Vandenberg
|11. George Washington
|12. Charles Chibitty
|13. Abraham Lincoln
- Which civic virtues appeared most often in these historical examples? Why do you think that is?
- Do you think some virtues are more important than others? Explain
- Which civic virtues do you think you exhibit in your own life? Explain
- Which virtue(s) would you like to work harder at incorporating into your life?