- Understand what it means to be a citizen of the classroom, the larger community and the country
- Name characteristics of a good citizen
- Role play or write about situations that show people being good citizens
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- Do Something for Others: The Kids’ Book of Citizenship by Anders Hanson
- “Jenna, a Dairy Farmer – Citizen Kid by Disney” video (available through Internet search)
- Citizenship scenarios (cut into strips)
- Exit tickets on citizenship (cut into squares)
Read Do Something for Others: The Kids’ Book of Citizenship by Anders Hanson. Show “Jenna, a Dairy Farmer – Citizen Kid by Disney” video.
Have students brainstorm words or terms that describe a good citizen based on the book, the video, and their own background knowledge. Document the ideas on the board.
Small Group Activity:
Break students into small groups, and give each group one of the Citizenship Scenarios. Have each group act out their assigned scenario or create a comic strip depicting the actions. Each group will present their scenario to the class by acting out the actions or showing their comic strip.
Randomly hand out an exit ticket to each student. Have students answer the question about citizenship that is listed on their ticket.
Participation, scenario or comic strip, exit tickets