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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.
Students learn about the relationship between rights and responsibilities. In this rights and responsibilities lesson, students look at how citizen have responsibilities for each right that they receive. They learn related vocabulary after watching a skit that leads them to an understanding of the concepts.
Students 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.
Learners research an event in history in which rights and responsibilities are involved. They create a movie of the information they find.
Students research rights and responsibilities in historic themes using primary source documents. They produce an iMovie including appropriate images and sounds.
Students identify the roles, rights and responsibilities of a specific community. They conduct research, brainstorm ideas and prepare an illustrated booklet to present the gathered information.
New! Citizen Me
What rights and responsibilities do we exercise as citizens of not only the United States, but in the communities of our homes, schools, and state? How are some individual rights really disguised as responsibilities? Here is a nice activity for your young learners to understand the breadth of what it means to be a citizen.
What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Is it the same as face-to-face communication? In small groups, learners discuss the differences between digital and non digital life, how they are different and what each environment can offer. They then complete an at-home assignment where they document how much time they spend using computers, phones, or other such devices. When they reconvene, they discuss what being a good digital citizen means with regard to rights and responsibilities and then they set up a class blog or wiki in order to practice their new skill.
What are your scholars' rights and responsibilities? As part of a larger unit, this instructional activity references past activities. Use the discussion prompts to help scholars recall school rules, then read Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes (available online). They complete a rules and laws foldable with information about three types of rules and listen to a song about classroom rules (find the second one listed online). It's unclear what the centers refer to in this instructional activity, but there are some good ideas for extensions and differentiation.
In this lesson, students read the book that focuses on the ascpects of citizenship/ Students imagine a scene in which each statement is actually happening. Students descirbe rights, repsonisbilities. Assess students by asking what is the difference between rights, responsibility and priviliege.
Students apply the concept of jurisdiction to classroom rules, identify court-recognized student rights and create a list of behaviors in a classroom that might violate students rights.
Start a discussion about individual rights and responsibilities with your class. As they will find out there is a difference between a person's rights and their responsibilities. Included are four discussion questions, activity instructions, and 18 rights and responsibilities which can be cut and pasted onto a poster during discussion.
Citizenship and basic human rights are the focus of the lesson presented here. In it, learners compile a basic list of human rights, then access a website in order to complete some activities that are based on rights and responsibilities. The activities are meaningful and educationally sound. As a final activity, pupils construct and "ideal citizen" together. They add images and words to show the key rights the citizen has, and the responsibilities that are associated with these rights. An inventive, and enjoyable lesson!
Examine citizenship and the rights and responsibilities that come along with it. Discuss civic values, compare requirements for citizenship today with those from 1896, and lead your students to create a country with its own citizenship rules.
Middle and high schoolers engage in a instructional activity about rights and responsibilities, and the differences between them. After a class discussion, pupils break off into pairs and come up with mimes that respect or abuse a specific right such as; the right to an education, or a right to privacy. They act out these mimes in front of the class, and everyone tries to guess which right is being acted out. When the right is guessed correctly, they discuss the responsibility that is linked to the right. Very good!
Students discuss concepts of rights and responsibilities, review Bill of Rights and Universal Declaration of Human Rights, discuss Civil Rights Movement, and list categories of rights. Students then view and take notes on Ralph Bunche documentary, research beliefs and tactics of leaders of Civil Rights Movement, and research present-day human rights campaign.
Students develop an awareness of citizenship and how it's defined globally. They explore the cultural diversity of different types of communities around the world. In addition, they assess the rights and responsibilities that are associated with global citizenship and global concerns.
Middle schoolers explore the concept of civic virtue in a democratic state. In this democracy lesson, students listen to John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech, read selections on democracy, and discuss the importance of civic rights and responsibilities. Middle schoolers conclude the lesson by completing a Public Service Poster.
Young scholars explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson plan, students define rights and responsibilities. Young scholars discuss the role of philanthropy in contributing to the common good. They also review historical documents that secure the rights of citizens.
Students use the book "I Like Me!" to create a context for investigating self-concept (how one feels about self). They have the objective of realizing their rights and responsibilities. Students work in small groups conducting interviews to gather information about one another to build interpersonal communication skills.