These programs feature character education in action for students in grade 2 through grade 4. Program themes include the rules, rights, and responsibilities of both youth and adult citizens. Through real-life examples of student activism and participation in communities across the nation, students will learn that democracy is many things to many people. These programs will show student viewers how to make a difference in their own communities and that everyone has a voice in a democracy. The final program in this tier focuses on how students' personal and collective choices can and do lead to meaningful changes in their communities.
Visit the Democracy It Is! Web site for interactive activities and games, to learn more about the people and places in the programs, and for access to the online teacher's guide.
Produced by the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board.
Awarded Best Instructional Series in the category of Instructional Media from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).
Four 15-minute programs