Hereís an idea of mine you can use. When I am first introducing students to the core democratic values I use the sketchbook I created to help them remember the basic idea of each. After discussing each value I have them sketch in a picture in the box that represents the value we just talked about. They usually keep the sketchbook in their social studies book so they can refer to them whenever the need arises.
This is an excellent
activity to use right after you first introduce the core democratic values to
your students. It gives you
immediate feedback on how well they did or didnít understand your lesson.
Divide you students into
groups, give each group a value, and have them create a poster to share with the
class that highlights their assigned value.
Some teachers have
divided their students up into groups giving each group a different core
democratic value to write and perform a short skit to share with the others in
Give your students a pile
of LEGOs and have them turn some
of these abstract ideas into some concrete examples.
You will be amazed at what you see your kids create.
I have put together a fun
power point slide show your kids can run through to review the values.
Click here and go to the
Puzzle Maker site where you can create your own core democratic value crossword
puzzle or word search.