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Educ357 Indicator Activity#2

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  • 1. Rights & Responsibilities
    Lauren Banks
    Education 357.002
    10/12/09
  • 2. 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
  • 3. What is a RIGHT?
    • A right is something that a person is entitled to own, do, or say.
    What RIGHTSdo we have?
    • Americans have many rights. Some of these rights include the right to own property, the right to have food and shelter, and to have privacy.
  • What is a RESPONSIBILITY?
    A responsibility is something that a person has to do, or a job that a person has.
    What does a RIGHT and RESPONSIBILITY have in common?
    • Most rights come with responsibilities.
    Example: The right to own property comes with the responsibility to take care of that property.
  • 4. Read Your Rights
    The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room by Stan and Jan Berenstain is about the right to own property and the responsibility to take care of it properly.
  • 5. Questions for Discussion
    • Did Brother and Sister Bear have a right to a bedroom?
    • 6. Were they being responsible with their right?
    • 7. How did Brother and Sister start being more responsible by the end of the book?
    • 8. Are you responsible with your rights?
    • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
    • 11. 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.
  • 12. 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.

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