DeVos Learning Center

2017-2018 School Programs
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:

    • Identify ways citizens participate in community decisions
    • Explain why civic responsibilities are important in community life
    • Design and participate in community improvement projects that help or inform others
    • Identify public issues in the local community that influence the daily lives of its citizens
    • Develop and implement an action plan to address or inform others about a public issue
    • Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text
    • Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently

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