How to Be a Good Citizen
About the How to Be a Good Citizen Lesson
This lesson on ?How to be a Good Citizen,? gives an introduction to citizenship and what it takes to be a good citizen. It also has scenarios for kids to decide if someone is showing a good example of citizenship- at home, school and around the community.
• To be able to discuss roles and responsibilities of people in families and schools
• To be able to demonstrate the rights and responsibilities of being a good citizen
• To be able to demonstrate the appropriate procedures for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance
• To be able to identify national symbols that represent American democracy
What is citizenship?
Citizenship means being a citizen, or member of a group. When you are apart of a group, you have certain rights and responsibilities.
What is a right?
A right is something you are allowed to have. The right to vote means, when a citizen turns 18, he/she is allowed to vote for who they want to be president or even vote on how money in his/her town should be spent. Citizens also have the right to a free public education. Some countries don?t have those rights. There are many rights citizens of the United States have.
What is a responsibility?