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Citizenship/Civics-Related Lessons

Lessons in this section focus on teaching aspects of good citizenship or are related to civics in some way.


Ethical Decision-Making Model


Ethics Scoreboard offers an ethical decision-making model, as well as a collection of articles on ethics.


The Sound I Saw


This short video from Liberty Mutual's The Responsibility Project presents a compelling scenario where a young boy must decide whether to step up and tell the truth and accept responsibility, or pass the blame to another. Great discussion starter for students. 


Promoting Ethical Online Behaviour: Our Values and Ethics


In this 3-part lesson from the Media Awareness Network, students learn about online privacy and ethical behaviour by exploring their digital footprints to better understand how our online interactions may not be as anonymous as we think they are. In Part One, students create a digital map of their Web-based activities and the various characters and personas they assume online. In Part Two, students further assess the privacy and ethics of their online activities by applying their cyber-portraits to a questionnaire and, in Part Three, students look at areas in their virtual lives where they can make improvements.


Making our Local Ethical Shopping Guide

In this lesson from Character Counts, students learn about why ethical business practices make sense for their community, themselves, and future generations by researching the origin of their purchases, sourcing local businesses and groups opting for environmental practices, and using what they’ve learned to educate their community.  (Character Counts! requires you to create an account, but it's free to do so.)

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