Rights and Responsibilities
Focus question: What is a citizen's responsibility to participate in civil society?
Learners examine the rights guaranteed to us by the Bill of Rights, as well as the responsibilities we have to protect those rights for our personal well-being and the common welfare. Students show value for those rights by promoting the common welfare as an involved citizen.
This lesson will examine the connection between personal and government actions and the source that provides the authority to act. This lesson will serve as a foundation for student understanding that our rights have an origin in the founding documents of our country. It will explain the purposes of the Constitution and Preamble to the Constitution. Finally, this lesson will emphasize the purpose of the Bill of Rights and the reason for its creation.
This lesson will clarify that true rights must be guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Students will examine the importance of protecting these rights, as well as decide if and when it is appropriate to limit rights. This lesson will also provide the opportunity to examine how nonprofits preserve and promote guaranteed rights.
This lesson will examine the connection between the five basic guaranteed rights in the Bill of Rights and their corresponding responsibilities. This lesson will introduce sources of responsibilities and allow students the opportunity to predict consequences of fulfilling or not fulfilling responsibilities connected to their rights.
This lesson will emphasize the importance of voluntary action for the common welfare based upon student understanding of one's rights and the corresponding responsibility to protect them.