DeVos Learning Center

2016-2017 School Programs
Grades 1-2


Citizenship in Action: Learning from the Example of President Ford and Living Your Civic Duty

In this two hour program, students will learn about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship through the example of President Gerald R. Ford. Students will discover ways to become an engaged citizen, even at an early age. After exploring the museum to find out how President Ford lived his civic duty, participants will become engaged citizens themselves by writing a postcard to the White House.

Standards Addressed:

  • C5.0.1 – Identify ways citizens participate in community decisions
  • C5.0.2 – Explain why civic responsibilities are important in community life
  • C5.0.3 – Design and participate in community improvement projects that help or inform others
  • P3.1.1 – Identify public issues in the local community that influence the daily lives of its citizens
  • P4.2.2 – Develop and implement an action plan to address or inform others about a public issue
  • CCSS.ELA.RI.1.6 – Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text
  • CCSS.ELA.RI.2.5 – Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently
  • CCSS.ELA.W.1-2.1 – Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure

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