WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?

This Lesson Plan introduces an eight-session unit on the seven civic skills that The Civic Circle calls "steps to democracy." It can also be taught as a standalone class. Designed for Grades 3-5 and adaptable for Grades K-2.

It consists of four elements:

  1. A Lesson Plan in PDF format that includes objectives, standards of learning, activities, and links to videos and other resources. Please click Click THIS PDF forĀ  the"What is Democracy?" Lesson Plan.
  2. Civic Circle song video "The Citizen Tango." (For Grades 3-5.) Please see below.
  3. Civic Circle educational video "What is Democracy? Civic Circle Skills." (For Grades K-2). Please see below.
  4. A slide presentation suitable for K-5. Please see below.

For additional democracy songs, please click "Song Videos" under Multimedia Resources.