Civic Responsibility

A Matter of Age

Campaigns and Elections, Civic Responsibility
Trustee: Charles Clymer
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will investigate, research, and give a presentation about young elected officials in their local, state, or national community.

Charting Social Responsibility

Civic Responsibility, Civil Liberties and Rights
Trustee: Bernard Rapoport
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will learn about social responsibility and evaluate the concepts of "self-made" and corporate responsibility.

Involved for Change

Civic Responsibility
Trustees: Cathy Bonner, Barney Flores, or Barbara Brown
Grade Level: 10-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will complete a biographical sketch of a local community leader.

Politics of the Moment

Civic Responsibility, Civil Liberties and Rights, History
Trustee: Annette Strauss
Grade Level: 10-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will discuss the qualities, character traits and actions of a politician that understood "the politics of the moment."

The Value of a Museum

Civic Responsibility, History
Trustee: Cathy Bonner
Grade Level: 9-10
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Students will explore the differences and similarities between museums and other places of learning.

A Matter of Age

Campaigns and Elections, Civic Responsibility
Trustee: Charles Clymer
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Students will investigate, research, and give a presentation about young elected officials in their local, state, or national community.

Civic Engagement for Us?

Civic Responsibility, Structure and Roles of Government
Trustee: Charles Clymer
Grade Level: 10-12
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Examine forms of civic engagement and responsibilities of government at various levels.

Networking for Nonprofits

Civic Responsibility
Trustee: Cathy Bonner
Grade Level: 7-8,9-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Help students recognize the importance of networking and fundraising for businesses and non-profit organization.

Running As A Woman

Campaigns and Elections, Civic Responsibility, History
Trustee: Annette Strauss
Grade Level: 10-12
Time: 70 minutes
Description: Students will evaluate campaign marterials, examine and debate the idea of a candidate "running as a woman," and appraise women's presence in politics.

What’s Your Boxing Gym?

Civic Responsibility
Trustee: Barney Flores
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 90 Minutes
Description: Students will evaluate the importance of voluntary participation in a democratic society and understand how individuals influence public policy.

Business vs. Public Good

Civic Responsibility
Trustee: Bernard Rapoport
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Students will research a foundation and its founding member.

Interest Group Debate

Civic Responsibility, Legislation and Policy Making
Trustee: Barbara Brown
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Teach students about influence of interest groups in the decision making process.

Nominate An American Trustee

Civic Responsibility
Trustees: All
Grade Level: 9-12
Time:5-6 45 minutes classes
Description:The students will define community leadership, conduct library and internet research, write a report on a community leader and submit the nominee on the website.

State and National Legislatures

Civic Responsibility, Legislation and Policy Making, Structure and Roles of Government
Trustee: Amy Wong Mok
Grade Level: 11-12
Time: 45 minutes
Description: Students will compare and contrast the state and national processes for how a bill becomes a law; and understand how citizens can become engaged in the legislative process.

Young and Elected

Campaigns and Elections, Civic Responsibility
Trustee: Charles Clymer
Grade Level:10-12
Time: 90 minutes
Description: Examine challenges and successes young leaders face when campaigning, fund raising, and dealing with potential voters.