This is Mr. Boyle’s American        Studies I class
“There’s the country of   America, which you have to defend, but there’s also the idea   of America. America is more than ...
“The steady character of our countrymen is a rock to which we   may safely moor… Unequivocal  [clear] in principle, reason...
Today’s Activity:With your group, you will proceed     around the room, readingdifferent scenarios and coming upwith respo...
COURAGE•Strength to withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
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INITIATIVE•Action independent of outside influence
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HONOR•Adherence to virtuous principles; being true to one’s word
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JUSTICE•Being fair in respecting the rights of all
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MODERATION•Avoidance of extremes or excesses
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PERSEVERANCE•To persist in spite of opposition or discouragement
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RESPECT•High or special regard
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RESPONSIBILITY•To answer for one’s conduct
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RESOURCEFULNESS•Able to act effectively or imaginatively, especial ly in difficult situations
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VIGILANCE•Being alert, watchful, and willing to assert oneself to protect rights
Why you are here?• Part of the reason that you are in  school is help you learn these  values and exercise them in your li...
Something tothink about as  you leave...
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Civic Values - What Does It Mean to Be an American?

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Civic Values - What Does It Mean to Be an American?

  1. 1. This is Mr. Boyle’s American Studies I class
  2. 2. “There’s the country of America, which you have to defend, but there’s also the idea of America. America is more than just a country, it’s an idea. An idea that’s supposed to be contagious.”– Bono, musician and activist, lead singer for the band U2
  3. 3. “The steady character of our countrymen is a rock to which we may safely moor… Unequivocal [clear] in principle, reasonable in manner, we shall be able I hope todo a great deal of good to the cause of freedom & harmony” – Thomas Jeffreson, third President of the United States
  4. 4. Today’s Activity:With your group, you will proceed around the room, readingdifferent scenarios and coming upwith responses for them based on the civic value (those ideas thatwe all share and make us a nation) that will appear on the board.
  5. 5. COURAGE•Strength to withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
  6. 6. switch
  7. 7. INITIATIVE•Action independent of outside influence
  8. 8. switch
  9. 9. HONOR•Adherence to virtuous principles; being true to one’s word
  10. 10. switch
  11. 11. JUSTICE•Being fair in respecting the rights of all
  12. 12. switch
  13. 13. MODERATION•Avoidance of extremes or excesses
  14. 14. switch
  15. 15. PERSEVERANCE•To persist in spite of opposition or discouragement
  16. 16. switch
  17. 17. RESPECT•High or special regard
  18. 18. switch
  19. 19. RESPONSIBILITY•To answer for one’s conduct
  20. 20. switch
  21. 21. RESOURCEFULNESS•Able to act effectively or imaginatively, especial ly in difficult situations
  22. 22. switch
  23. 23. VIGILANCE•Being alert, watchful, and willing to assert oneself to protect rights
  24. 24. Why you are here?• Part of the reason that you are in school is help you learn these values and exercise them in your life as you become a contributing member of society.
  25. 25. Something tothink about as you leave...

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