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Lesson 1: Creating Your Civic Footprint (Sample)

This lesson will get students to think about their community through the lens of the very people who represent them. By identifying key elected officials in the community, students will link the elements that make up their community with the people who make decisions that impact those very things.

Analyzing Power
Community Mapping
Democr. Foundations
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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of local, state, tribal, national, and international civic and political institutions.

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