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