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Challenges of American Citizenship in the new Millennium

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Challenges of American Citizenship in the New Millennium Activity: Identifying Civic Values in the Constitution

In Handout A: Civic Virtues and the Constitution, students will read each of the following quotations and decide what civic values it requires of citizens. They will consider the following values: Courage, Initiative, Honor, Justice, Moderation, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, and Vigilance. Some quotations may have more than one answer.

Challenges of American Citizenship in the New Millennium Activity: Identifying Civic Virtues in Current Events

Using Handout B: Identifying Civic Virtues in Current Events, have students conduct a “scavenger hunt” for examples of civic virtue in everyday life. They may describe a situation that happens in your family or another event that they witness, or they may use online, broadcast, or print media to find examples of civic virtue in the news. For each event that they find, they should complete the summary and attach the clipping/printed online article.