Quinn Rollins 2013
Principle 1

The Common Good:

Seeking and promoting
what’s best for everyone, not just one individual.
Common Good
Example: Spider-Man
“With great power comes
great responsibility…”
Principle 2

Truth:

Being completely and actively honest.
Truth
Example: Wonder Woman
Her lasso forces people to tell
the truth.
Principle 3

Justice:

All people should be treated fairly
Justice
Example: Batman
He became Batman after his
parents were killed; he
doesn’t want that to
happen to anyone else.
Principle 4

Patriotism:

A feeling of love, pride, and
devotion to the country.
Patriotism
Example: Captain America
Became a hero to serve his
country; his costume
represents the United States.
Principle 5

Equal Opportunity: Legal, political,
social, and economic equality of opportunity.
Equal Opportunity
Example: Justice League…everyone has the chance to work
together on the team.
Principle 6

Individual Rights: Each person is born
with the rights of life, liberty, property, and the
pursuit of happin...
Individual Rights
Example: Fantastic Four
Each person on the team wants
something different, but
work together and sacrifi...
Principle 7

Diversity:

Variety in cultural and ethnic
background is permissible, desirable, and good
Diversity
Example: X-Men
Although they’re rejected by
most of society for being
mutants, they accept and
celebrate each ot...
More Heroes

Each of these heroes can be seen as an example of one (or more) of
the Core Democratic Values. What other val...
Villains
Villains are frequently characters who undermine the Core
Democratic Principles.


Other Values are other
Besides the 7 Core Democratic Principles, there
values that we promote as a school and as a nation....
Your Assignment:


Create a superhero that represents one of the seven Core
Democratic Principles.
Include: Superhero Nam...
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Superheroes can be used to represent core democratic principles, including Truth, Justice, Equal Opportunity, Diversity, and others. Using Spider-Man, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and teams of superheroes, students can explore the ideas and ideals these heroes represent.

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Superheroes as 7 Core Democratic Principles

  1. 1. Quinn Rollins 2013
  2. 2. Principle 1  The Common Good: Seeking and promoting what’s best for everyone, not just one individual.
  3. 3. Common Good Example: Spider-Man “With great power comes great responsibility…”
  4. 4. Principle 2  Truth: Being completely and actively honest.
  5. 5. Truth Example: Wonder Woman Her lasso forces people to tell the truth.
  6. 6. Principle 3  Justice: All people should be treated fairly
  7. 7. Justice Example: Batman He became Batman after his parents were killed; he doesn’t want that to happen to anyone else.
  8. 8. Principle 4  Patriotism: A feeling of love, pride, and devotion to the country.
  9. 9. Patriotism Example: Captain America Became a hero to serve his country; his costume represents the United States.
  10. 10. Principle 5  Equal Opportunity: Legal, political, social, and economic equality of opportunity.
  11. 11. Equal Opportunity Example: Justice League…everyone has the chance to work together on the team.
  12. 12. Principle 6  Individual Rights: Each person is born with the rights of life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness.
  13. 13. Individual Rights Example: Fantastic Four Each person on the team wants something different, but work together and sacrifice for each other’s happiness
  14. 14. Principle 7  Diversity: Variety in cultural and ethnic background is permissible, desirable, and good
  15. 15. Diversity Example: X-Men Although they’re rejected by most of society for being mutants, they accept and celebrate each other’s differences.
  16. 16. More Heroes Each of these heroes can be seen as an example of one (or more) of the Core Democratic Values. What other values do they have? 
  17. 17. Villains Villains are frequently characters who undermine the Core Democratic Principles. 
  18. 18. Other Values are other Besides the 7 Core Democratic Principles, there values that we promote as a school and as a nation. They include:       Family Caring Responsibility Trust Respect
  19. 19. Your Assignment:  Create a superhero that represents one of the seven Core Democratic Principles. Include: Superhero Name Which Core Democratic Principle your hero represents What superpowers your hero has Full-color picture of your superhero Due Tomorrow at End of Class.

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