Civics and Citizenship | Right and Responsibilities of Citizens | U.S. Symbols

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Are you looking for kid-friendly, engaging lesson plans for teaching U.S. citizenship and the rights and responsibilities of citizens? This complete 9-day unit has everything you need to teach your intermediate elementary students about what it means to be a U.S. citizen. INCLUDES BOTH A PRINT AND DIGITAL VERSION MADE FOR GOOGLE SLIDES.

Lessons cover what is a citizen, ways to become a U.S. citizen, citizen rights and responsibilities, the naturalization process, immigration, history of U.S. citizenship, and American symbols.

What does a lesson look like? Daily lessons include an objective, learning through the included informational fact book, and hands-on activities.

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  • Link to digital version made for Google slides
  • Vocabulary Posters: 14 full color vocabulary posters including the words citizen, citizenship, Law of Blood, Law of Soil, naturalization, 14th Amendment, citizen obligations, citizen responsibilities, selective service, jury summons, allegiance, Bill of Rights, immigration, immigrant
  • Lesson Plans: Complete 9 day unit of plans. Written in easy to follow steps.
  • Tab Book: Step by step teacher directions page, 6-page tab book in black and white and color versions. Tabs include-What is citizenship?, Who is a U.S. citizen?, Steps to become a U.S. citizen, Rights of a U.S. citizen, Responsibilities of a U.S. citizen, and Immigrants/ Immigration
  • Being a Good Citizen Coloring Page: Identify sentences as being an example or a non-example of a good citizen.
  • Ways I Can be a Good Citizen: Acrostic Poem writing page
  • How to Become a U.S. Citizen Foldable: Cut and paste foldable including Law of Blood, Law of Soil, and Naturalization
  • Ways to Become a U.S. citizen Explanatory Writing: Includes writing prompt, graphic organizer, and writing page
  • Naturalization Cloze: Naturalization cloze reading passage with word bank.
  • Naturalization & Citizenship Practice Test Poster: QR code and website link posters take students to the naturalization civics practice tests
  • Naturalization Oath of Allegiance poster: Color posters stating the Oath of Allegiance, one with vocabulary underlined and one without
  • Naturalization Oath of Allegiance Vocabulary: Vocabulary definitions and sentence writing about the Oath of Allegiance
  • Bill of Rights Posters: Two color posters linking to videos about the Bill of Rights, one with QR codes and one with website links
  • Bill of Rights graphic organizer: Fill in the first ten amendments after watching the videos
  • U.S. citizens: Rights and Responsibilities cut and paste: Cut and paste citizen rights and responsibilities into the correct column
  • Responsibilities of Being a U.S. Citizen Opinion Writing: writing prompt, graphic organizer, and writing page included
  • Immigration Stories: graphic organizer to accompany website
  • U.S. Citizenship Timeline: history of citizenship timeline and comprehension questions
  • Amendment posters: color posters explaining the what the amendments say and their history. Includes the 14th Amendment, 15th Amendment, 19th Amendment, and 26th Amendment
  • Amendment Sort: Amendment sorting activity cards for the 14th, 15th, 19th, and 26th Amendments
  • American Symbols Gallery Walk: Gallery walk includes posters for the Statue of Liberty, The bald eagle, the White House, the Liberty Bell, the American flag, Mount Rushmore and a gallery walk graphic organizer/ notes page.
  • Citizenship coloring notes: Coloring notes page and directions.
  • What's that Word?: Vocabulary words cut and paste
  • Citizenship Project Choice Board: choice board includes 9 extension project ideas. Grading rubric also included.



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Total Pages
90 pages
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2 Weeks
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