INTRO TO CIVICS<br />Values and Institutions<br />
WHAT ARE “VALUES”?<br />
DEFINITION OF “VALUES”<br />broad ideas about what is good or desirable – shared by people in a society<br />
WHERE DO THESE VALUES COME FROM?<br />
PRINCIPLES<br />…or our beliefs<br />
VALUES ARE IMPORTANT…<br />Because they influence the way we act.<br />
In other words…<br />Principles affect our Values <br />Values affect our daily decisions <br />Daily Decisions dictates w...
WHAT ARE SOME BASIC AMERICAN VALUES?<br />
Freedom, equality, justice, opportunity, democracy, unity, respect, tolerance<br />
HOW DO VALUES BUILD UNITY?<br />Common Civic and Political Heritage<br />Popular Sovereignty<br />The English Language<br />
Common Civic and Political Heritage<br />Individual Rights - “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness”<br />
Popular Sovereignty<br />Fair, free, regular elections, <br />equal justice under the law<br />majority rule<br />
English Language<br />Unifying language of education, business, and government<br />Do you agree?<br />
ANY OTHER UNIFYING EVENTS?<br />?<br />
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS<br />sets of ideas that people have about relationships, obligations, roles, and functions<br />
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS<br />Family, Religious, Educational, Social and Governmental<br />Example?<br />
“This Country, with all its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it.  Whenever they shall grow weary of the exi...
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Intro to civics

  1. 1. INTRO TO CIVICS<br />Values and Institutions<br />
  2. 2. WHAT ARE “VALUES”?<br />
  3. 3. DEFINITION OF “VALUES”<br />broad ideas about what is good or desirable – shared by people in a society<br />
  4. 4. WHERE DO THESE VALUES COME FROM?<br />
  5. 5. PRINCIPLES<br />…or our beliefs<br />
  6. 6. VALUES ARE IMPORTANT…<br />Because they influence the way we act.<br />
  7. 7. In other words…<br />Principles affect our Values <br />Values affect our daily decisions <br />Daily Decisions dictates what type of society in which we live<br />Examples?<br />
  8. 8. WHAT ARE SOME BASIC AMERICAN VALUES?<br />
  9. 9. Freedom, equality, justice, opportunity, democracy, unity, respect, tolerance<br />
  10. 10. HOW DO VALUES BUILD UNITY?<br />Common Civic and Political Heritage<br />Popular Sovereignty<br />The English Language<br />
  11. 11. Common Civic and Political Heritage<br />Individual Rights - “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness”<br />
  12. 12. Popular Sovereignty<br />Fair, free, regular elections, <br />equal justice under the law<br />majority rule<br />
  13. 13. English Language<br />Unifying language of education, business, and government<br />Do you agree?<br />
  14. 14. ANY OTHER UNIFYING EVENTS?<br />?<br />
  15. 15. AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS<br />sets of ideas that people have about relationships, obligations, roles, and functions<br />
  16. 16. AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS<br />Family, Religious, Educational, Social and Governmental<br />Example?<br />
  17. 17. “This Country, with all its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, of their revolutionary right to dismember, or overthrow it”<br />Abraham Lincoln<br />

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