Character Education: Citizenship {Following the Rules} 2nd & 3rd Grade

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Tamara Russell
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2nd - 3rd
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This was a fun unit to help review what it means to be a good citizen. My students were engaged and it led to some changes in behaviors in the classroom. Thanks!


***If you have already purchased my best selling citizenship unit, this one is one I made with my third graders in mind! It still has my popular 'Bug & Wish' lesson, but the role play activities are different and geared towards my third grade learners!***

The lessons in this pack do not have to be done in a special order, but I do suggest that the Bug and Wish one comes after you've given the students a bit of time to get to know each other through the lessons.

Lesson 1: Following the Rules
Students watch a video about following the rules to introduce some of the rules you have in your classroom. Wrap up by adding those rules to your interactive notebook.

Lesson 2: What is fair?
After watching a short video to pique their interest, students will explore the idea of empathy and review some questions to consider when discussing our concept of fairness. There's an interactive notebook page to put in their binders for reflection.

Lesson 3: Tattling vs. Telling
Students review a video and go over the reasons behind tattling.
Use the anchor charts to help students complete their interactive notebook page and play the role playing game for practice.

Lesson 4: Critical conversations
Students will explore how to add value to conversations that might be difficult for them or the student they are speaking with. We discuss a few ways that they can show they are actively listening and attempting to engage. There are role playing cards for the students to practice. There are also some interactive notebook pieces for them to put in their binders.

Lesson 5: Bug and Wish
This is my very popular problem solving strategy lesson. Students will role play situations in which someone is 'bugging' them and offer solutions for how they 'wish' the situation could be handled in the future.

Writing extensions:
Students can reflect on the activities with one of two prompts in the pack.
Opinion writing: What are the three most important factors in building a good classroom community.
Expository writing: Tell about some strategies you have learned that will help you maintain good relationships with your peers.

I hope you enjoy this second and third grade version of my citizenship pack!
Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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