Leadership Qualities and the U.S. Constitution: First Graders’ Civics Lesson

First graders are learning about the United States Constitution, the Amendments and the rights and responsibilities of adult citizens to vote for who will govern them. In addition to voting timelines, the students made a list of the qualities important to them in choosing a leader.

After identifying the characteristics they hope their leader would possess, first graders had fun and campaigned for their favorite Sesame Street characters!









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Nestled among the redwoods on 375 acres, Mount Madonna School (MMS) is a community of learners dedicated to creative, intellectual, and ethical growth. MMS supports its students in becoming caring, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals; and believe a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships and service to society. The CAIS and WASC accredited program emphasizes academic excellence, creative self-expression and positive character development. Located on Summit Road between Gilroy and Watsonville. Founded in 1979.