Americans not only have rights as citizens but also responsibilities. It is important for children to learn about these responsibilities at an early age. Students will be able to get along better in their classroom, neighborhood and community if they do their duty as good citizens.
One Forty to Fifty-Minute Class Period
The learner will:
- define “responsible.”
- list duties and responsibilities of American citizens.
The teacher will write the words “respond” and “able” on the board. Ask: What does it mean to “respond?” (to answer a question, or take action) What does “able” mean? (you can do something) If you are able to respond, you are responsible. What responsibilities do you have at home? What are you expected to do? (Possible answers may include: feed a pet, clean room, pick up toys.) So as a family member you have duties or responsibilities.
Assessment will be based on teacher observation of student participation in both the discussion and the activity.
Weblos Scout Book. Irving, Texas: Boys Scouts of America, 1991.
Lesson Developed By:Lynn Chamberlain
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