IHAK – Character and Citizenship Education

Those in charge of curriculum development will have the responsibility for integrating into the curriculum, as appropriate, the following principles:

  1. Pursuant to Part 2, Article 83 of the New Hampshire Constitution, humanity, benevolence, and truth and honesty with self and others.
  2. Fairness, integrity, and justice.
  3. Respect, courtesy, and human worth.
  4. Community service.
  5. The rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
  6. Each individual’s dignity and worth.
  7. Respect for persons, property, and self.
  8. Each individual’s right to learn and freedom to achieve.
  9. Each individual’s right to equal opportunity, regardless of age, gender, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, and disability.
  10. Each individual’s right to personal liberties.
  11. All individuals’ responsibility for their own actions.
  12. The obligation to exercise self-discipline, where and when appropriate.
  13. Each individual’s responsibility to the group as well as to society.
  14. Democratic government based on the principles of majority rule and protection of individual rights.
  15. Devotion to the rule of law.
  16. Problem solving through reason and orderly processes.
  17. Tolerance of others’ beliefs and their freedom to express their own.
  18. Each individual’s right to work, to pursue an occupation, and to gain satisfaction from personal efforts.

Teaching in the area of character and citizenship will take place throughout the K-12 program.

Category: Priority/Required by Law

Legal References:
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed 306.04(a)(5), Character and Citizenship
NH Code of Administrative Rules, Section Ed 306.04(i), Character and Citizenship
Revised: September 2017

1st Read: June 15, 2021
2nd Read: July 20, 2021
Adopted: July 20, 2021