Today,more than 125 2nd graders from Leeds Primary School gathered to celebrate finishing the 10-week Super Citizen Program and to honor local heroes from the stage.
Thanks to Mr. Palmer and his very hands-on teaching, these students have begun learning about their important roles in America’s future. The “Hands on Liberty” DVD series and accompanying activities and lesson plans teach crucial lessons in civics, character, financial literacy and social studies to a tech-centric generation. And in the closing piece of the program, Helping Hands, students are applying those crucial lessons in the real world.
Speaking about the Super Citizen Program, Leeds Primary principal Wes Graham said, “They’ve learned to respect one another, to see each other’s differences as unique qualities given by God. They’ve learned so much about our history, and now they’re ready to lead our next generation.” He also explained the importance of learning history, especially in this, the year leading up to Alabama’s bicentennial celebration. “Our past really gives us direction in our future. Our heritage and ancestors: we have an obligation to carry on what they started.”
Students chose heroes who embodied the traits of amazing citizens and read essays from stage before presenting them with Liberty Pins. They learned that “when you honor a hero, you become a hero!”
See heroes honored and a glimpse of the exciting event in the gallery below!
Today’s event and the donation of Super Citizen teaching kits was made possible by the Jefferson County Community Alliance and passionate community sponsors. With their help, we are teaching, inspiring and empowering our Next Great Americans.
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