Vital Results Standards for
Lesson 3
Theme: Many good ideas but only one vote

State Vital Results Standards to which this lesson relates:Reasoning and Problem Solving

Problem Solving Process
2.2 Students use reasoning strategies, knowledge, and common sense to solve complex problems related to all fields of knowledge. This is evident when students:
2.2.b. Use a variety of approaches to solve problems;
2.2.c. Justify and verify answers and solution;

Types of Problems

2.3 Students solve problems of increasing complexity. This is evident
when students:
2.3.a. Solve problems that are brief, clear, and concise

Personal Development
Worth and Personal Competence
3.3 Students demonstrate respect for themselves and others.


3.10 Students perform effectively on teams that set and achieve goals, conduct investigations, solve problems, and create solutions (e.g., by using consensus-building and cooperation to work toward group decisions).


3.11 Students interact respectfully with others, including those with whom they have differences.
Roles and Responsibilities
3.13 Students analyze their roles and responsibilities in their family, their school, and their community.

Workplace Dependability and Productivity

3.14 Students demonstrate dependability, productivity, and initiative. This is evident when students:
3.14.c. Participate in classroom and group discussions.

Civic and Social Responsibility

4.1Students take an active role in their community. This is evident when students:
4.1.a. Plan, implement, and reflect on activities that respond to community needs; and
4.1.b. Use academic skills and knowledge in real-life community situations.

Democratic Processes

4.2 Students participate in democratic processes. This is evident when students:
4.2.a. Work cooperatively and respectfully with people of various groups to set community goals and solve common problems.

Continuity and Change

4.5 Students understand continuity and change. This is evident when students:
4.5.a. Demonstrate understanding that change results from new knowledge and events;

Understanding Place

4.6 Students demonstrate understanding of the relationship between their local environment and community heritage and how each shapes their lives. This is evident when students:
4.6.c. Demonstrate knowledge of past and present community heritage (e.g., traditions, livelihoods, customs, stories, changing demographics, land use) and recognize ways in which this heritage influences their lives.History and Social Sciences

Meaning of Citizenship

6.9 Students examine and debate the meaning of citizenship and act as citizens in a democratic society. This is evident when students:
6.9.a. Debate and define the rights, principles, and responsibilities of citizenship in a school, community and country.

Types of Government

6.10 Students compare and evaluate the philosophical underpinnings and the workings of different types of governments, including constitutional governments, in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide. This is evident when students:
6.10.a. Identify and classify different types of leadership (e.g., family, peer group, classroom, government) and the evolution of rules and laws