Teaching Citizenship Unit
Help students recognize that:
1) they are citizens in a democracy,
2) our democracy is worth keeping, and
3) their active involvement in our democracy is critical for it to survive.
1 - Appreciating the U.S. Democracy
2 - Impact of Not Staying Involved
If citizens don’t pay attention to their responsibilities, special interest groups will fill the void.
We make uninformed decision, we don’t elect individuals who have our interests at heart – special interest groups fill the void – they influence our elected and public officials. Elected officials don’t actin our interest, we become disillusioned and less involved and the cycle continues.
In a democracy, the citizens choose those to govern them.