Citizenship: Duties, Rights, and Liberties
Session 10: Americans of Character
- “Americans of Character Worksheet” (Attachment G)
- Lead a discussion on the meaning of various character traits.
- Ask students to name famous people who have shown these traits.
- Explain that many Americans exhibit these traits every day. However, they and their actions are not well known. One way that the public does hear about ordinary people exhibiting good character is through the newspaper.
- Distribute a daily newspaper and the “Americans of Character Worksheet” (Attachment G) to each student.
- Ask students to select an article about someone who has shown good character. Ask them to complete the worksheet, answering the five Ws (who, what, where, when, and why).
- For homework, have students read the section in the textbook on the First Amendment.