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Aug 01, 2017

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Civics Curriculum Using Stories and Songs

What So Proudly We Hail (WSPWH) provides free resources and lesson plans to language arts and social studies teachers, demonstrating how short stories, speeches, and songs can be used to enhance civics education. For example, The Meaning of America, a ten-part curriculum, investigates what kinds of citizens are likely to emerge in a nation founded on individual rights, equality, and freedom of religion; and what virtues are required for a robust citizenry. The curriculum explores American character and identity through the use of imaginative fiction. It includes short stories by Jack London, Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Willa Cather, and Kurt Vonnegut. Accompanying the curriculum are discussion guides and video model conversations.

Reading/English/Language Arts Social Studies Civic Literacy

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