Good Citizenship 1st Grade Thematic Unit on Rights and Responsibilities

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Want to start the year off building a positive classroom culture all while integrating social studies into your literacy block? This good citizenship thematic unit was written for first grade, but is perfect for any rights and responsibilities or beginning of the year unit in the K-2 classroom!

Read about how I teach this good citizenship unit and see photos of it in action in my first grade classroom. (If you are a PYP school, I used this for our IB unit of inquiry for Who We Are.)


"Individuals within a community share rights and responsibilities."


• 230+ pages of lesson plans and materials!

• 7 weeks of weekly visual plans

• 7 weeks of daily, detailed lesson plans for literacy, social studies and math connections

• Common Core standards tied to each activity for literacy and math

• student objective cards with "I Can" statements and CC standards to post in your room.

• 38 word wall cards for unit vocabulary words plus a blank, customizable page of cards

• IB Attitude cards, anchor charts and writing paper for character education

• David Goes To School writing and craftivity (instructions and templates included)

• Back to school graphs: How we go home, sisters and brothers, boys vs. girls, favorite specials, birthdays, vowels in our names, how many vowels

• Good Writers full-color anchor charts, black and white checklists (large and mini)

Silly sentences handout and cards (nouns, verbs and adverbs)

• check your attitudes self-assessment

• tons of writing prompts

• interactive bingo printable

• star, star, wish peer critiquing anchor charts in color and bw

• good citizen writing and flag craft with directions and photos

• blank writing paper

• blank writing paper with good writers' checklist

• IB Learner Profile cards, anchor charts, writing paper and I Am a Learner booklet

• Family Quilt Square project parent letter and pictures

• vowel and consonant addition

School, School, What Do You See?, customizable patterned class book and independent student booklet, plus anchor chart templates

• Sisters and Brothers venn diagrams in color and black/white


Patriotic Holiday Math and Literacy Bundle

September 11th K-2 Resource

Copyright Whitney Shaddock, 2019, licensed for one classroom use only. Please use the multiple licensing option for more than one classroom use!

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305 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.


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