Students learn about idealism through the life and accomplishments of US statesman and activist Sargent Shriver.
Listening to students’ reactions—noting their interests, questions, and misconceptions—will inform your decisions about how to debrief their viewing of Reporter. What issues that the film raises are relevant to your curriculum? What skills would you like students to practice?
View lessons created by Facing History to help educators share the PBS and Citizen Film documentary American Creed with their students. These lesson plans bring together teaching strategies, videos, and activities that will help you explore themes such as common ideals and national identity.
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