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Being a Good Citizen

Suggested Grade Level

Suggested Values

Suggested Subject Matter

K Citizenship Other

Objectives
Students will:
• Show their understanding of Citizenship through pictures and words.


Category: Kindergarten

Core Value Focus: Citizenship

Recipient Focus: Sammy L Davis; use his story at teacher discretion.

Introduction:
Discuss what it means/looks like to be a “good citizen” in your school, in your neighborhood and to
your country. Discuss “why” this is important. Read aloud Being a Good Citizen by Mary Small.

Small Group Activity:
Divide the class into small groups and have them work on a class murals. Draw pictures which show acts of citizenship in
these settings. Students can rotate from mural to mural allowing them to contribute to each mural. Encourage students to
write/dictate sentences to support their pictures.

Concluding Activity:
Work together as a class to write a class pledge of their commitment to Citizenship.

Assessment: Teacher Observation

Extended Activities: Recite Class Pledge daily.

Resources:
Being a Good Citizen by Mary Small
Being a Good Citizen narration on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3_REZhqR9g

Quote on the focus core value:
"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." - Helen Keller