What Makes a Good Leader?

Every community needs leaders. But how do we choose them, and what makes someone a good leader? In this unit, students will explore leaders in their community and identify leadership traits. Students will then learn about President George Washington and identify the qualities that made people believe he would be a good first leader for the United States. Finally, students will learn about the life of Ona Judge and examine one way in which leaders stand up for important things.

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    How Do Communities Make Good Decisions?

    Grade 1

    It’s never too early to be a good citizen. In this unit, students will be introduced to citizenship and leadership. Students will work together to create a classroom book on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Students will have the opportunity to practice citizenship by voting, recounting, and coming together for the common good.