Lesson Time: One Class Session
analyze the meaning of citizenship
make connections to their citizenship within different groups
identify ways to improve their role as members of a community
establish their roles as citizens and their responsibilities to the community members of the larger group
Recipient Focus: William “Kyle” Carpenter, U.S. Marine Corps, War on Terror (Afghanistan)
The teacher will provide a definition for citizenship and clarify the meaning for the student. The class will discuss different types of communities that one can be a citizen of. After this discussion, the teacher will model the activity by identifying the different communities of which he or she is a part.
Students complete the worksheet to identify the communities to which they belong and choose one community to analyze by documenting their roles and responsibilities as well as the quality of their membership in that community.
Whole Group Activity:
Students will watch the vignette of William “Kyle” Carpenter
Small Group/Individual Activity:
Students will complete the back of the worksheet to identify the roles and responsibilities Carpenter has as a member of his communities. Students will revisit their roles and responsibilities within all of their identified communities and describe ways that they can grow as citizens.
Completion of the worksheet
William “Kyle” Carpenter Living History video
Worksheet (Download lesson to access worksheet)