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Policies » Section I: Instruction » IHAK: Character And Citizenship Education

Policy Date: 01/09/2018

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The faculty and staff will have the responsibility for integrating into the curriculum, as appropriate, the following principles:

1. Democratic societies are free societies based on law, and a democratic government is established by majority vote.

2. Problems are solved through facts, reason and orderly processes.

3. We are a nation bound by the shared values of freedom, liberty, and equality.

4. A free society requires respect for persons, property, principles, and for self.

5. Individuals have dignity and worth.

6. A democratic society affords the following rights to individuals:
a. Individuals have the right to learn and the freedom to achieve.
b. Individuals have the right to work, to pursue an occupation, and to gain satisfaction from personal efforts.
c. Individuals have the right to personal liberties.
d. Individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national or ethnic background, or disability, have the right to equal opportunity.

7. Individuals in a democratic society have the following responsibilities:
a. Individuals have a responsibility to the group as well as to the total society.
b. Individuals should be tolerant of another’s beliefs and should have freedom to express their own.
c. Individuals are responsible for their own actions, and should exercise self-discipline where and when appropriate.

Teaching in the area of character and citizenship will take place throughout the K-8 program.

Adopted: December 8, 1993
Adopted: November 14, 2000
Revised: January 13, 2009
Reviewed: January 9, 2018

Legal References:
NH Admin Rules Sec. Ed 306.04(a)(5), 306.04(i) Character and Citizenship