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What is Civic Virtue?. Passport Vocabulary. Civic virtue A citizen’s commitment to democratic ideals and practices and to good character in everyday life. Group Work . define good character , manners , and civic virtue . . Civic virtues can be divided into four categories:.

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passport vocabulary
Passport Vocabulary
  • Civic virtue
    • A citizen’s commitment to democratic ideals and practices and to good character in everyday life
group work
Group Work
  • define
    • good character, manners, and civic virtue.
civic virtues can be divided into four categories
Civic virtues can be divided into four categories:
  • 1. Civic Knowledge
  • 2. Self-restraint
  • 3. Self-assertion
  • 4. Self-reliance
civic knowledge
Civic Knowledge
  • The American Founders built into the Constitution of 1787 a number of mechanisms that would curb the power of the national government, making it difficult for government to violate the liberties and rights of citizens.
  • These were things such as separation of powers, checks and balances between the three branches, staggered elections and varying terms of office, and federalism.
2 self restraint
2. Self-restraint
  • Washington and the other founders knew that for citizens to live in a free society with limited government, each citizen must be able to control or restrain himself;
  • otherwise, we would need a police state—that is, a large, unlimited government—to maintain safety and order.
3 self assertion
3. Self-assertion
  • Self-assertion
    • means that citizens must be protective of their rights, and have the courage to stand up in public and defend their rights.
4 self reliance
4. Self-reliance
  • In order to be truly free, citizens must be able to provide the basic necessities of life for themselves and their families. Citizens who cannot provide for themselves will need a large government to take care of them.
  • Self-reliant citizens are free citizens in the sense that they are not dependent on others for their basic needs. They do not need a large provider- government, which has the potential to become an intrusive or oppressive government, to meet those needs.
hero project due friday oct 7
Hero Project Due Friday Oct 7
  • You will become an expert on this person and be able to explain why their person is an American hero.
  • You will have to fill this worksheet out for your assigned hero.
  • You will research your hero and identify how they demonstrated the responsibilities of a good citizen.
  • After researching your hero, you will represent your hero in a role-playing activity. Or a poster board display.
define
Define
  • Enlightened self-interest : suggests that when people act in a way that furthers others’ interests, that advances the interests of groups to which they belong, they consequently serve their own interest.
  • Self-interest :is often considered selfish or self-centered; by contrast, enlightened self-interest focuses on group-based action, where one sees a positive connection between group involvement and self-interest that is tied to the virtue of doing what is right.
passport vocabulary1
Passport Vocabulary
  • Common good
    • The good of the community as a whole
  • Enlightened self-interest
    • The idea that actions for the common good also meet individual needs.
  • Egoism
    • That individual self-interest is the valid end of all actions.
  • Altruism
    • The selfless concern for the welfare of others.
  • Civil Society
    • A set of intermediate associations which are neither the state nor the extended family; civil society therefore includes voluntary associations and firms and other corporate bodies
answer these questions
Answer these questions
  • What do we consider these characters? Answer:
  • What do they have in common?
    • (Answer:
  • What makes them heroes?
    • (Answer:
answer the following questions
Answer the following Questions
  • Who are some of your real life heroes?
  • What have these people done to be considered heroes?
  • What qualities do these people have that would make them heroes?
  • Why are some people willing to make personal sacrifices to benefit others?
vocabulary
vocabulary

Values –

values are those things that really matter to each of us , or the ideas and beliefs we hold as special

Supporting behaviors –

actions that support our values

what makes someone a hero
What makes someone a hero?
  • They’ve developed the skills throughout life that enable them to appear or act exceptionally.
  • Most heroes don’t see themselves as heroes.
  • The “act” that is viewed by the public as extraordinary is not why they are a hero but an example of their heroic ability.
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Hero
  • A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. Bob Dylan
  • Calculation never made a hero. John Henry Newman
  • It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward. Dolores Ibarruri
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To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself. Simone Weil
  • I think we're all heroes, if you catch us at the right time.

Andy Garcia

what is a hero
What is a Hero?
  • Hero (male) and heroine (female) came to refer to characters who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self sacrifice

– That is, heroism – for some it is the greater good, courage, or excellence. However, it can be extended to general moral excellence.

john f kennedy s quote
John F. Kennedy's quote:
  • “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
    • do a brief Passport journal writing of what his intended message was.