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People Change the World
Age 7-9: Concept 2 - Change: Unit 3

In this unit students will examine the traits of responsible citizenship and the impact it can have on a community. Children will explore the characteristics of a good leader, read about people who changed the world, and learn about the challenge of injustice and discrimination. At the end of the unit students will plan and carry out a project where they can themselves change the world in a positive way.

This unit can be used independently, but it is designed to be used concurrently with the American Heroes literature unit.

Prerequisites

  • Able to read and comprehend chapter books on a 3rd or early 4th grade reading level
  • Can answer comprehension questions about a chapter in a journal
  • Able to write three or four sentences on a topic
  • Usually used by children in second or third grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Citizens Can Make Changes (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Leaders Have Character (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Inventions and New Discoveries (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Injustice (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Making the World a Better Place (2 Days)
  • Final Project: I Can Change the World (2 Days)

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
  • Describe how science and technology have changed communication, transportation, and recreation. (Science)
  • Explain how science and technology have changed how people live. (Science)
  • Analyze and evaluate the effects of responsible citizenship in the school, community, and other social environments. (Social Studies)
  • Analyze important events, past and present, and determine their impact on different cultures. (Social Studies)
  • Analyze the effects of change in communities and predict future changes. (Social Studies)
  • Demonstrate responsible citizenship in the school, community, and other social environments. (Social Studies)
  • Identify and describe attributes of responsible citizenship. (Social Studies)
  • Identify examples of responsible citizen participation in society and social environments. (Social Studies)
  • Identify responsible courses of action in situations and assess the consequences of irresponsible behavior. (Social Studies)
  • Identify responsible courses of action in situations and assess the outcome of making the right decision. (Social Studies)
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