Detailed lessons, a Powerpoint, and activity sheets are included in this packet. It follows the guidelines of the Virginia standard 2.12, but for those outside of the state (and SOLs), it covers:
*How state and local government officials are elected (and why), including a mock election and a reflection sheet
*How people of diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions participate and contribute to their communities in the United States
*How people of different ethnic origins and customs unite as Americans
*A look at our own background and "melting pot" culture
*What exactly IS diversity?
*printable book about "My America" and diversity
Included are over 25 pages of ideas and a unit "ready to go" to teach this often confusing and difficult concept to students!