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September 09, 2019

Taking a Stand

Grade Level:



This lesson teaches the importance of being informed, forming opinions, and advocating for those opinions to our country’s political life. Students will understand what it means to take a stand and why it is important for citizens to do so for an important issue.

Time needed:

45-60 minutes

Materials required:

Taking a Stand Lesson Plan

Pearl Moscowitz’s Last Stand, by Arthur A. Levine, illustrated by Robert Roth (New York: Tambourine Books, 1993).

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies:

Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices