What Is the Value of Your Citizenship?

This What Is the Value of Your Citizenship? unit also includes:

What does it mean to be a citizen? Who is allowed to become a citizen? Learners consider how countries around the world answered these questions, while they examine the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Materials include a case study of a stateless person, a profile of a family that includes documented and undocumented members, and an examination of those who renounced their American citizenship. Using discussion questions and graphic organizers, pupils take a look at the underlying issues of citizenship. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use case studies to discuss the differences in citizenship laws in various countries
  • Offer a writing prompt on the merits of birthright citizenship to sharpen argumentation and writing skills
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is the third of a six-part Complex Questions Related to American Democracy playlist
  • Extension options include math, science, and reading lessons
  • Resource offers extensive and useful background for events involving human migration and citizenship status
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