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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.
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 explore, brainstorm and assess the roles they play in their community, their rights and responsibilities as citizens, as well as the impact they can have on their local communities and globally by the choices they make. They participate in a local community service project with global connections.
Connect your class' rights and responsibilities in their personal lives to those of US citizens in this justice system instructional activity. 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.
Citizenship and basic human rights are the focus of the lesson plan 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 plan!
Middle and high schoolers engage in a lesson 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 explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students define rights and responsibilities. Students discuss the role of philanthropy in contributing to the common good. They also review historical documents that secure the rights of citizens.
Young scholars 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.
Students explore the concept of civic virtue in a democratic state. For 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. Students conclude the lesson by completing a Public Service Poster.
Learners 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.
Compare the rights and responsibilities of a juvenile inmate with those of free U.S. citizens. Learners examine Jordan's rights at the Calhoun County Juvenile Home and respond by indicating which ones they understand and which they don't. Then, the class looks at U.S. citizen rights and responsibilities and respond to a writing prompt comparing them to Jordan's rights. Note this worksheet labels jury duty as a right, when many sources would argue it is a responsibility. This could start some good discussion as an introduction to basic human rights. This is part of a larger legal unit focusing on four case studies.
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.