Civic Duty: It’s Not Just Jury Duty

Victoria Natland,  Civics and Economics, Garinger High School

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


A large component of OCS American History: The Founding Principles, Civics and Economics is providing students with the foundation to understand how government in the United States functions.  Additionally, students learn what it means to be a citizen and what the civic rights and duties of American citizens are.  The goal of this Unit is to show students how being an active citizen can affect not only the lives of their own family but their community and the nation as a whole.  Students will understand the numerous ways in which the environment can affect not only a person’s immediate health but the health of future generations as well. Students will learn of key events of the relatively recent social justice movement (which started in Warren County North Carolina) and how individual citizens have changed the world.