DeVos Learning Center

Grades 1-2


Communities in Action: Learning from the Example of President Ford to Better Our World

Students learn the meaning of civic engagement through the examples of President and Mrs. Ford using class discussion, activities, and an interactive Museum tour. Students create eBooks about the theme of active citizenship and then get active themselves by engaging in a group service project.

Grades: 1-2 (Adapted for grade level); 60 student maximum

Program Length: 3-5 hours (adapted for grade level)

Standards Addressed:

      • C5.0.1 Identify ways citizens participate in community decisions
      • C5.0.2 Distinguish between personal and civic responsibilities and explain why they are important in community life
      • C5.0.3 Design and participate in community improvement projects that help or inform others
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently

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