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MyImpact Challenge Lesson 2: Defining Citizenship

Lesson Two  – Defining Citizenship  

What does citizenship really mean? America’s founders thought that a free society could only stand if citizens answered the challenge to be “virtuous.”  

In this lesson, you’ll learn how the founders defined virtue, and how those ideas can translate to “civic virtues” embodied in your own project. 


  • Define citizenship and its connection to civic virtue.
  • Explain why the Founders viewed civic virtue as necessary among citizens.
  • Identify individual civic virtues and articulate civic virtues tied to your project.

Student Materials:

Check out our other lessons at the links below: 

Lesson One – Identifying Your Problem 

Lesson Three – Government and Community

Lesson Four – Charity and Community

Lesson Five – Entrepreneurship and Community

Lesson Six – Finalizing Your Project

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