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Handout E: Glossary

Civic Value: Attitudes and behaviors important to individuals and societies.

Courage: The ability to take constructive action in the face of fear or danger.

Hero: A person who exhibits civic value.

Honor: Demonstrating good character, integrity, and acting honestly.

Initiative: Exercising the power, energy, or ability to organize or accomplish something.

Justice: The upholding of what is fair, just, and right.

Moderation: The avoidance of excesses or extremes.

Perseverance: To continue in a task or course of action or hold to a belief or commitment, in spite of obstacles or difficulty.

Respect: Honor or admiration of someone or something.

Responsibility: Acting on good judgment about what is right or wrong, or deserving the trust of others.

Resourcefulness: Taking constructive action in difficult situations quickly and imaginatively.

Vigilance: Being alert and attentive to take action to remedy possible injustices or evils.