We the Civics Kids Lesson 7: Historical Figures and Activists

Lesson seven builds on the skills of previous lessons. In Lesson Six, students examined the qualities of leadership and who is a leader. Lesson seven highlights those leaders whose actions had a significant societal impact, the activists. The introductory real aloud, Ballot Box Battle by Emily McCully, introduces students to Elizabeth Stanton and her role in the suffragettes movement. In the Examine the Issue activity, students are asked to consider a current issue, the four day school week. By seeking input from many stakeholders, students are asked to consider all perspectives in making their decision.

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Grade: 4, 3, 2, 1
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