Social Studies - 2019-20

CE.3d - Responsibilities of Citizens

The student will apply social science skills to understand citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by

d) examining the responsibilities of citizenship, including registering and voting, communicating with government officials, participating in political campaigns, keeping informed about current issues, and respecting differing opinions in a diverse society


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

A basic responsibility of citizenship is to contribute to the common good.

ESSENTIALS

Civic responsibilities are fulfilled by choice; they are voluntary.


Responsibilities of citizens

 Register and vote

 Hold elective office

 Communicate with government officials to influence government actions

 Serve in voluntary, appointed government positions

 Participate in political campaigns

 Keep informed regarding current issues

 Respect others’ right to an equal voice in government

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 16, 2018