This Citizenship Unit includes 7 different activities to help in introducing the topic of Citizenship to your students.
The first activity is called, "Citizenship Vocabulary Interactive Notebook." Students will cut out the entire rectangle interactive notebook, and then cut across the lines for the individual vocabulary words (citizen, community, common good, right, responsibility, & law) to create flaps that they can lift and write underneath. Students will only glue down the portion labeled "Citizenship." Discuss with students the definition for each vocabulary word and have the write them underneath each term. An answer key is included!
The second activity is called, "How Can I Be a Good Citizen? Flipbook." This flipbook includes 4 pages. Each page has parts where students complete a sentence of how they can be a good citizen in the different communities they are a part of. The pages included are:
In My Community
To put the flipbook together cut along the lines. Align the pages shortest to tallest (order is listed above). Staple along the top. Students then can flip to each page to fill in the information.
The third activity is called "Problem and Solution Page." A story I love to read aloud before having students complete this page is called, "What Do You Do With a Problem?" by Kobi Yamada. Students read each problem on the page, and then write down a possible solution for each.
The fourth activity is called "Responsibilities of a Good Citizen Sort." This activity includes a sorting page with columns titled "Being a Good Citizen," and "Not Being a Good Citizen." Students cut out the boxes on the second page describing different actions They will then sort and glue them into the correct category.
The fifth activity is called "Rules & Laws Sort." This activity includes a sorting page with columns titled "Rules" and "Laws." Students cut out the boxes on the second page describing a rule or a law. They will then sort and glue them into the correct category.
The sixth activity is called "What Can I Do For the Common Good? Page." This activity has students write a complete sentence describing something they can do to help the common good. There is also space for students to illustrate their sentence(s).
The seventh and final activity is called "Wrinkled Heart Activity." This activity includes a heart that says, "Before you speak, think, and be SMART. It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart!" For this I have students cut out each of their hearts. Then I tell them to crumbled it up. After I tell them to make it look as it did before. After students realize they can't we discuss the meaning of the saying and how like crinkling up our paper hearts is symbolic of when we say hurtful things to others. Students then keep their hearts in their "Take Home Folders," and I hang one in the classroom as a reminder that once we say something we cannot take it back.
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