1.What does "citizenship" mean in your own words?
2.What are some responsibilities that citizens have?
Medal of Honor: Citizenship...What is it?
Today we honor Patriot Day in class. We could spend months learning about the events of 9/11, what caused it, and the impact it had on our country and the world.
To honor all of those who have sacrificed for our country in one way or another, today we'll be learning about the responsibilities that go along with being a citizen. We'll focus on the story of one veteran named Clarence Sasser.
Task 1: Examples of Citizenship
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Watch the video to the left to learn about Clarence Sasser. While you watch, write down examples of citizenship from Clarence's story. Use the same piece of paper you used for bellwork today.
Make a Pic Collage and share it with the class on Padlet!
Find the app titled "Pic Collage" on the bottom row of the iPad next to the shortcut to my class website.
When you open the app, you need to begin a new, blank, pic collage. If there isn't a blank collage, press the arrow in the top left hand corner and scroll over to a new template by swiping to the left. You can add photos and text by tapping anywhere on the screen. You can drag and resize photos and text.
To delete any text or pictures, swipe toward the top right of the Pic Collage. (a trash can will appear only after you begin to add text and images to the pic collage)
In order to access the directions at any time, press the question mark icon on the top middle of the screen.
- Type in examples of citizenship from Clarence Sasser's story. These could include qualities of a good citizen and responsibilities of citizenship.
- Type in other ways that people can practice good citizenship. (responsibilities we have as citizens)
- FOR EACH EXAMPLE YOU TYPE IN: Add an image to go along with it. You can do this by searching the internet for an image from within the Pic Collage app itself. (the option "Photos From Web" appears after tapping on the + icon on the bottom of the screen, or on any blank spot on the collage) Alternatively, search the internet with the Safari app and save images you want to use to the camera roll by holding your finger down on the the image until the option appears. Then, go back to the Pic Collage app and add those pictures from the camera roll with the "Add photos" option that appears by tapping anywhere on the screen.
Posting your Pic Collage to Padlet
Once you finish, we want to share your collage with the rest of the class. Follow the directions below:
Task 2: Liberty Belle's Responsibility Launcher
OPEN UP MY CLASS WEBSITE IN THE "PHOTON" APP AND CLICK ON THE LIGHTNING BOLT SYMBOL TO PLAY THE GAME BELOW:
CLICK HERE TO PLAY!
Have you ever wanted to knock some civic sense into someone? In Responsibility Launcher, you can ... You'll remind citizens that their civic duties aren't just responsibilities, they help get things done!
Today we've learned about citizenship and some of the responsibilities that go along with it. Open my class website in the "Photon" App. You'll have to type in the address to my class website as MrDalesandro.com
Then, click the link to the left to play Liberty Belle's Responsibility Launcher. (Make sure to press the lightning bolt symbol or it won't work.) See if you can match up the correct civic duty to each situation in the game. While playing, think about the following ideas/concepts as you review today's lesson:
Task 3: "Thank You" Letter
Forms of Government
Monday/Tuesday 9/15-16 and Wednesday/Thursday 9/17-9/18
Learning Goal: Students will be able to compare different forms and systems of government.
We've just finished learning the basics about citizenship, but our rights and responsibilities as citizens are established by a government made by the people. Today we'll be learning about the different types of government that can be found throughout the world, including our own form of government here in the United States of America.
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Use the prezi (to the left) to take notes on the different forms of government. Label these notes "Page 5: Forms of Government" in your notebook. At the end of the Prezi are a series of examples about different countries called "Identify that Government." Based on the examples, figure out which form(s) of government those countries have, or had in the past.
TASK 2: Review chart
Read the document to the right "Forms of Government" as a review. Copy the graphic organizer/chart at the bottom of the reading onto your Page 5.
Task 3: Writing Prompt
2) WHEN YOUR ARE FINISHED: Trade your notebook with your shoulder partner and peer edit their writing response. Check for grammar and make sure what they wrote is correct using your own notes. Offer any suggestions as to how to make their response better.
Choose two of the forms of government you have learned about during this lesson. Write two paragraphs that compare and contrast these forms of government, using specific evidence to explain what the two forms have in common and what makes them different from each other.
“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” (Winston Churchill, former British prime minister). Using information you have learned about different forms of government, explain why Churchill would make this statement.