Learning Objective: Applying American Values: You apply the values studied by nominating to the Values and Service â€œHall of Fame,â€ an individual from your personal life who, in your opinion, exemplifies them.
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Throughout history, there have been women and men who exhibited exemplary behavior. We often look to famous people as role models and build statues or post plaques in their honor. Life is, however, full of often unheralded lives that have demonstrated positive values and engaged citizenship. Whether itâ€™s Miguel Keith, an 18-year-old Hispanic Marine from Omaha who was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in combat, or the Civil Rights leader and Nebraska Hall of Fame member, Standing Bear, or perhaps someone you know, there are many role models in society.
This weekâ€™s assignment is to nominate someone you know to the fictitious, Engaged Citizenship Hall of Fame. For this assignment, consider the values presented in the assigned reading articles from Week 1 through Week 6. Compose an appropriate tribute arguing that this personâ€™s behavior exhibited one or more of the values examined in the course. If possible, include a photograph or some other appropriate image to represent the person you are nominating. Avoid overly hyperbolic or emotive attributes.
presentented values week 1 – 6
engaged citizenship, roll of civic engagement, equality of opportunity, then focused on the equality portion of equality of opportunity, and values that bind our nation
- adherence to the 3+1 Rule.
The 3+1 Rule requires students to use a minimum of three assigned readings from the current week and one from a previous week. This rule encourages students to review and connect the assigned readings from week to week.
- How the Moral Lessons of To Kill a Mockingbird Endure Today, Anne Maxwell, The Conversation, 2018
- The Role of Ethics in President Abraham Lincolnâ€™s Abolishment of Slavery, Palmer Hickman, Penn State Liberal Arts Online, 2017
- Rugged Individualism: Two of the Greatest Threats to this Distinctively American Value, David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd, Hoover Institution, 2017
- Rooting for Complicated Heroes, Itâ€™s Complicated, Jack Bowen, Institute of Sports Law and Ethics, 2015
- When in Doubt â€“ And Thereâ€™s Always Doubt â€“ Be Your Best, Jack Bowen, Institute of Sports Law and Ethics, 2015
last week material