Tuesday/Friday 9/8 and 9/11
Learning Goal: Students will be able to explain the term “civics” and understand the meaning of citizenship.
SS.7.C.2.1: Define the term "citizen," and identify legal means of becoming a United States citizen.
SS.7.C.2.2: Evaluate the obligations citizens have to obey laws, pay taxes, defend the nation, and serve on juries.
SS.7.C.2.3: Experience the responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, or federal levels.
Task 1: Levels of Citizenship and Communities
Match each picture together with another that best matches to make 6 total pairs. Then, arrange the pairs from 1 to 6 and place them on what you think is the correct rung of the ladder below. (attached below in the file "Directions")
1 being the smallest level of community and 6 being the largest community. In your groups, come up with a name for each level of community. The first rung is filled in for you.
Task 2: Responsibility or Obligation/Duty?
Directions: At your table are 8 images (attached in the file "Pictures 2" to the right).
For each image, discuss the following with your group and then place the image in the correct column in a graphic organizer like the one to the right.
1. Do you think the image is describing a RESPONSIBILITY (something you should do as a good citizen) or an OBLIGATION/DUTY (something you have to do or you can be penalized or punished in some way).
2. What Level of Citizenship/Community do you think each image best matches with? (Home, school, city, county, state, or nation?)
3. On a separate sheet of paper, write down your explanations for each image.