How to Be a Good Citizen
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?