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Eighth graders research the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship. In this citizenship lesson, 8th graders determine what the rights and responsibilities are for members of the United States. They write paragraphs that tell how the rights and responsibilities of US citizens affect the country.
Connect your class' rights and responsibilities in their personal lives to those of US citizens in this justice system lesson. Part of a larger introductory law unit for elementary schoolers, kids focus on the rights of minors within the court system. What rights do your learners have? Read or watch one of two books (both have YouTube links), each introducing concepts such as unions, protests, campaigning, and citizen's rights. They read a letter describing the hypothetical Jordan's predicament as a minor and watch a slide show that goes along with it.
Learners write definitions of swaraj and satyahraha as presented by Mahatma Gandhi, and how they pertain to them in the classroom. In this Gandhi lesson plan, students determine the rights and responsibilities they have and how to solve conflicts with each other in the classroom.
Third graders write down three laws that people must follow within their community. They work in cooperative groups to sort rights and responsibilities and participate in a "grab bag" activity in which they pull a strip from a bag and have to decide whether or not the statement is a right or responsibility. Finally, 3rd graders create a cause-and-effect flip book.