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  • 1. Rebecca Derderian
    7th Grade
    Social Studies: Core Democratic Values
  • 2. What are CDV?
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    Core Democratic Values: Fundamental beliefs and constitutional principles of our society, which units all Americans.
  • 3. These values are expressed in:
    Where do CDV come from?
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    ◦Declaration of Independence
    ◦ The United States Constitution
    ◦ Other significant documents, or
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  • 4. Life
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    Life: Each person has the right to the protection of his or her life.
  • 5. Liberty
    Liberty: The freedom to believe what you want, freedom to choose your own friends, and to have your own ideas and opinions, to express your ideas in public, the right for people to meet in groups, the right to have any lawful job or business.
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  • 6. Pursuit of Happiness
    The Pursuit of Happiness: Each person can find happiness in their own way, so long as they do not step on the rights of others.
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  • 7. Common Good
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    Common Good: People should work together for the good of all. The government should make laws that are good for everyone.
  • 8. justice
    Justice: All people should be treated fairly in getting the advantages and disadvantages of our country. No group or person should be favored.
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  • 9. equality
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    Equality: Everyone should get the same treatment regardless of where your parents or grandparents were born, race, religion or how much money you have. All people have political, social and economic equality.
  • 10. diversity
    Diversity: Differences in language, dress, food, where parents or grandparents were born, race, and religion are not only allowed but accepted as important.
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  • 11. Truth
    Truth: Can legitimately demand that truth-telling as refraining from lying and full disclosure by government be the rule, since trust in the veracity of government constitutes an essential element of the bond between governors and governed.
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  • 12. Popular sovereignty
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    Popular Sovereignty: The power of the government comes from the people.
  • 13. Patriotism
    Patriotism: A devotion to our country and the core democratic values in words and deeds.
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  • 14. Martin Luther King Junior and Rosa Parks both reflect Core Democratic Values. What are some examples they have shown of these values?
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  • 15. If we did not have core democratic values, do you think our society would be affected differently or would it stay the same… How so?
    Something to think about
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  • 16. Alvaro, J. (2001). The core democratic values. Retrieved from http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/cc/cdv/cdv.htm
    Our core democratic values. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.michigan.gov/documents/10-02_Core_democtaric_Values_48832_7.pdf
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