Kids, Collaboration, and Coalitions

group of children who have come to Wash. to appeal to the President for the release of political prisoners


In this lesson, students develop their personal understanding of their membership in a civic community by examining collaboration. Students will examine the historic contribution of young people in shaping positive changes in America using primary sources from the Library of Congress and other sources. During this lesson, students will explore coalition-building accomplishments of young people recognizing that any individual, regardless of age, race, status, or gender has the potential to help bring about changes through working together. Students will identify characteristics of collaboration and creating coalitions in order to build their understanding of civic community.

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Civics, Social Studies


60-80 minutes.


child labor, children, coalitions, collaboration, community, kids, political prisoners, strike


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