It Takes A Village <br />Elyse Fuchs <br />EDUC 357<br />
K.2.4<br />Roles of Citizens: Give examples of how to be a responsible family member and member of a group. <br />Example: Respecting the property and rights of others, being honest and truthful, and respecting authority<br />http://www.indianastandardsresources.org/files/soc/ss_k_2_4_b.pdf<br />
Definitions <br />Responsible- taking care of yourself and your things <br />Citizen- person who lives in an area such as a city, town, or village <br />Now that you know what responsible means and what citizen means, What is a responsible citizen?<br />Someone who takes care of himself/herself, the other town citizens, his/her things, and the town’s things.<br />
What are some citizens of a community?<br />Parents <br />Kids/Students <br />Teachers <br />Policemen<br />Firemen<br />Doctors <br />Mail men<br />Grocer <br />Construction Workers <br />Business Men <br />
How do citizens act responsibly?<br />Obey the laws<br />Vote <br />Pay attention to authority figures <br />Care about problems of the community<br />Volunteer<br />Donate Money<br />Help others in need <br />Use manners <br />
It Takes A Village<br />Read the story It Takes A Village to the students.<br />Tell them to look for characters in the story that are responsible citizens <br />Remind them that a responsible citizen is Someone who takes care of himself/herself, the other town citizens, his/her things, and the town’s things.<br />“Were any of the characters of this story responsible citizens in this way?”<br />“Why do you think that character is a responsible citizen?”<br />
It Takes A Village <br />Reread the story and have the students read along the repeating parts of the story<br />
It Takes A Village <br />Name characters that are not already on the list and ask students whether they acted as a responsible citizen<br />
It Takes A Village <br />Read and review the completed list:<br />“These characters were all responsible in the same way. Did these characters take care of themselves, the other citizens, their things, or the town’s things?”<br />Discuss students’ ideas<br />Would the mat seller have been a responsible citizen if he had not let Kokou touch his mats?<br />Was Yemi a responsible citizen?<br />Explain why you think she was or was not.<br />
My Family and Me! Activity <br />Students will learn about their family members, how to be a responsible family member, and a responsible member of a group<br />Materials: pages for the family book, enough pages for each child <br />
My Family and Me! Activity<br />Activity: Make a book with each of these sentences at the bottom of each page. Make a large square in the middle of each page for the students to make a picture of that sentence as to how it applies to their family...<br />This is me! My name is:<br />This is my family:<br />My favorite place to eat with my family is _____.<br />My favorite thing to do with my family is_____.<br />Some of my responsibilities at my house are:<br />I am a responsible family member because: <br />Pages can be printed off at http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/370.shtml<br />
References<br />"Being a Good CItizen." American Profile. 09 Sept. 2004. Web. 09 Sept. 2009. <http://www.americanprofile.com/article/4307.html>.<br />Haren, Debbie. "My Family and Me! Lesson Plan." A to Z Teacher Stuff. A to Z Teacher Stuff, L.L.C., 2006. Web. 09 Sept. 2009. <http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/370.shtml>.<br />"Indiana Department of Education Standards and Resources." It Takes A Village. INDOE, Feb. 2003. Web. 09 Sept. 2009. <http://dc.doe.in.gov/Standards/AcademicStandards/StandardSearch.aspx>.<br />
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