What Is Democracy? 2


This comprehensive lesson plan will engage your students as they learn about the core civic virtues and democratic principles that guide democracies around the world.

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Through a variety of activities and discussions, your students will learn to differentiate democracy from other forms of government, and understand how democracy relies on people’s participation in civic responsibilities. By the end of the lesson, your students will have a solid understanding of what democracy is and how it works!

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4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade


Social Studies

State Educational Standards

D2.CIV.8.3 -5, D2.CIV.2.3 – 5, D2.CIV.6.3 – 5

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.