Rights & Responsibilities Lauren Banks Education 357.002 10/12/09
Social Studies Standard 2: Civics & Government 1.2.1 – Foundations of Government: Identify rights that people have and identify the responsibilities that accompany these rights. Taken from: http://dc.doe.in.gov/Standards/AcademicStandards/StandardSearch.aspx Link to Activity: http://www.indianastandardsresources.org/files/soc/ss_1_2_2.pdf
Think about your own property and describe how you take care of it.
Make a Birdfeeder You will be making birdfeeders. You will now have the right and the responsibility to keep a birdfeeder. Each student gets an empty milk carton and a 6-inch stick. Cut a rectangular hole about two inches from the bottom of one side of the carton, big enough for a bird’s beak to fit through. Push the stick completely through the carton to the other side to create a perch for birds to sit on. Through the rectangular hole, fill the carton with birdseed. Hang birdfeeders on tree branches outside the school.
Birdfeeder Rights & Responsibilities Discuss the right and responsibility to have a birdfeeder.
To be a responsible owner of your birdfeeder, you need to be responsible for taking care of the bird feeder.
You are responsible for keeping the feeders full and reminding your teacher when they need to be filled.
INTEGRATING OTHER SUBJECTS Language Arts: Students will write about their rights and responsibilities of being the owner of a birdfeeder. - They will also keep a weekly journal of how their birdfeeder are doing and how they are maintaining their rights and responsibilities. Art: Before hanging birdfeeders students can decorate their birdfeeders like the picture on the right. Science: This project could lead to a study on birds and their habitats. Social Studies: You could also integrate another SS lesson about birds in different parts of the world.
ASSESSMENT The first way to assess student learning in this activity on rights and responsibilities is by observing students and listening to their answers to the questions throughout the lesson. Another way to assess student learning in this activity is by reading their writing (Language Arts) about their rights and responsibilities of being the owner of a birdfeeder.