Social Studies - 2018-19

K.10 - Good Citizenship

The student will demonstrate that being a good citizen involves

a) taking turns and sharing;

b) taking responsibility for certain classroom chores;

c) taking care of personal belongings and respecting what belongs to others;

d) following rules and understanding the consequence of breaking rules;

e) practicing honesty, self-control, and kindness to others;

f) participating in decision making in the classroom; and

g) participating successfully in group settings.

Adopted: 2015


Good citizens help communities grow and be strong.

People are alike and different.

There are many things (factors, characteristics) that people have in common.

There are many things (factors, characteristics) that make people different from one another.

I can be successful in many different areas (parts) of my life.


Good citizens are involved in their homes, schools, and communities.

Good citizens take responsibility for their own actions.

Good citizens participate in making decisions in the classroom.

Good citizens work well with their classmates in groups.

Good citizens help others in their community.


Terms to know

  • community: A place where people live

Examples of being a good citizen

  • Taking turns
  • Sharing
  • Completing classroom assignments
  • Taking care of one’s things
  • Respecting what belongs to others
  • Being honest
  • Practicing self-control
  • Being kind to others
  • Participating in making classroom decisions
  • Working well with classmates in groups

Cause and Effect: The Importance of Rules


Results of following the rule

Consequences of breaking the rule


Put toys away.

Toys are safe. You know where toys are located.

Toys may be broken or lost.


Follow teacher directions.

The classroom is an orderly environment.

The classroom is not an orderly environment.


Look both ways before crossing the street.

Everyone crosses the street safely.

Someone may get hurt.


Updated: May 23, 2018