Liberty and Civility: Rules for Citizens in a Democratic Society

George Washington’s Rules of Civility

Overview

Students examine George Washington’s Rules of Civility in preparation for learning how and why citizens in a free society are expected to exercise personal civility. Students will then apply their understanding by creating civility posters and analyzing and addressing examples of incivility in a comic strip.

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Grade

Elementary

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts

Length

90 minutes

Topics

Civility, Freedom, George Washington, Incivility, Rules

Author

Democracy Project

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