Social Studies - 2018-19

3.11 - Responsibilities of Citizens

The student will explain the responsibilities of a good citizen, with emphasis on

a) respecting and protecting the rights and property of others;

b) taking part in the voting process when making classroom decisions;

c) describing actions that can improve the school and community;

d) demonstrating self-discipline and self-reliance;

e) practicing honesty and trustworthiness; and

f) describing the purpose of rules.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

  • So that good citizens help communities and nations grow and be strong
  • So that I can be successful in many different areas of my life
  • So that I am responsible for my choices and decisions
  • So that when I am honest, other people trust me because they know they can believe what I say
  • So that in order for other people to respect me, I must first respect them


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

A good citizen has a variety of responsibilities that contribute to society as a whole.

ESSENTIALS

Terms to know

  • rules: Guidelines for how people should act or behave
  • laws: Important rules written and carried out by government

Responsibilities of a good citizen

  • Respecting and protecting the rights and property of others
  • Taking part in the voting process when making classroom decisions
  • Describing actions that can improve the school and community
  • Demonstrating self-discipline and self-reliance
  • Practicing honesty and trustworthiness

The purpose of rules and laws is to keep people safe and maintain order.

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 29, 2018