Grade 1 Social Studies Responsibility Assignment

Unit 5:  What is a Good Citizen?

Overarching Question:

 

Previous Unit:

This Unit:

 

   What is a Good Citizen?

Next Unit:

 

 Grade 2  

 Local Communities

Questions to Focus Assessment and Instruction:

1. Why do we follow rules and respect authority?

2. How can citizens work together to solve issues?

3. What are some important symbols of our country and why are they important?

Types of Thinking:

Non-linguistic representations

Brainstorming

Problem solving

Analysis

 

 

 

Unit Abstract:  In this unit school is used as the context for teaching students foundational concepts relating to citizenship. As students explore characteristics of a good citizen, they work to complete a class graphic organizer summarizing what they are learning. Students then use the characteristics of agood citizen to individually create booklets describing roles and responsibilities of good citizens.The unit begins with a lesson in which students explore reasons for school rules as well as reasons citizens need to follow rules. Next, students are introduced to the civics concepts of power and authority as they compare ways principals use power with authority and ways bullies use power without authority. The next lesson explores the connections between good citizenship and fairness as students react to life without recess, explore an example of informational text and then work in pairs to resolve a conflict in a fair way. The school responsibilities of a good citizen are explored in the next lesson, connecting back to the discussion on the importance of following rules from Lesson One. Students then apply several of the concepts and skills they have been learning by working together to analyze and resolve a school problem, or issue such as bullying. In a final lesson, students expand their understanding of citizenship as they explore the concept of patriotism and identify important national symbols and tell why they are important.

 

 

Focus Questions:

 

1.  Why do we follow rules and respect authority?

2.  How can citizens work together to solve issues?

3. What are some important symbols of our country and why are they important?

 

Content Expectations:

1 - C1.0.2: Give examples of the use of power with authority in school (e.g., principal, teacher or bus driver enforcing school rules).

1 - C1.0.3: Give examples of the use of power without authority in school (e.g., types of bullying, taking cuts in line).

1 - C2.0.1: Explain how decisions can be made or how conflicts might be resolved in fair and just ways (e.g., majority rules).

1 - C2.0.2:  Identify important symbols of the United States of America (e.g., Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam, White House, Bald Eagle) 

1 - C1.0.1: Identify some reasons for rules in school (e.g., provide order, predictability, and safety).  

1 - C1.0.2: Give examples of the use of power with authority in school (e.g., principal, teacher or bus driver enforcing school rules).

1 - C1.0.3: Give examples of the use of power without authority in school (e.g., types of bullying, taking cuts in line).

1 - C2.0.1: Explain how decisions can be made or how conflicts might be resolved in fair and just ways (e.g., majority rules).

1 - C2.0.2: Identify important symbols of the United States of America (e.g., Statue of Liberty,Uncle Sam, White House, Bald Eagle).

1 - C5.0.1: Describe some responsibilities people have at home and at school (e.g., taking careof oneself, respect for the rights of others, following rules, getting along with others).

 

1 - C5.0.2: Identify situations in which people act as good citizens in the school community (e.g.,thoughtful and effective participation in the school decisions, respect for the rights of others, respect for rule of law, voting, volunteering, compassion, courage, honesty).

 

Key Concepts:

authority

bullying

citizen

conflict

country

fairness

patriotism

power

public issues

responsibility

rules

symbol

United States of America

 

 

Lesson Sequence:

Lesson 1  A Good Citizen Follows Rules

Lesson 2:  A Good Citizen Respects Authority

Lesson 3:  A Good Citizen is Fair

Lesson4:  A Good Citizen is Responsible

Lesson 5:  Good Citizen Helps to Resolve School Issues

Lesson 6:  A Good Citizen Honors the United States of America

 

I Can Statements:

 

I can tell reasons why school rules are important.

 

I can describe ways students act as good citizens in school.

 

I can name the leaders in our school and describe how they help our school.

 

I can create ideas to solve problems.

 

I can describe important symbols in the United States.

 

 

 

Resources: Equipment/Manipulatives

Art Paper and Drawing Materials Such as Markers and Crayons

Chart Paper and Markers

Overhead Projector or Document Camera and Projector

 

Student Resources:

 

Being a Leader by Cassie Mayer,  Heinamann Ed. Books  2007

 

Good Citizen Sarah by Virginia Kroll and Nancy Cote,  Albert Whitman & Co.  2007

 

Following Rules by Cassie Mayer,  Heinamann Ed. Books 2007

 

Being Responsible By Cassie Mayer,  Heinamann Ed. Books 2007

 

American Citizenship (DVD)  V6151 

 

Brimner, Larry Dane. School Rules. (Rookie Choices Series). New York: Scholastic, 2002.

Center for Civic Education. Fair Bears Learn About Justice (Foundations of DemocracySeries). California: Center for Civic Education, 1998.

 

 

Orb and Effy Learn About Authority (Foundations of Democracy Series). California: Center for Civic Education, 1999.

 

The Zookeeper Learns About Responsibility (Foundations ofDemocracy Series). California: Center for Civic Education, 1998.

 

Douglass, Lloyd. The Statue of Liberty (Welcome Books American Symbols Series). New York: Rosen Books, 2003.

 

Douglass, Lloyd. The Bald Eagle (Welcome Books American Symbols Series). New York: Rosen Books, 2003.

 

Douglass, Lloyd. The American Flag (Welcome Books American Symbols Series). New York: Rosen Books, 2003.

 

Douglass, Lloyd. The White House (Welcome Books American Symbols Series). New York: Rosen Books, 2003.

 

Douglass, Lloyd. The Liberty Bell (Welcome Books American Symbols Series). New York: Rosen Books, 2003.

 

 

The Bald Eagle (Welcome Books American Symbols Series). New York: Rosen Books, 2003.

The White House (Welcome Books, American Symbols Series). New York: Rosen Books, 2003.

Finn, Carrie.  Kids Talk About Fairness. New York: Picture Window

 

Mayer, Cassie. Being Fair (Citizenship Series). Chicago, IL; Heinemann Raintree, 2008.

Being Responsible (Citizenship Series). Chicago, IL; Heinemann Raintree, 2008.

Meiners, Cheri J. Know and Follow Rules. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 2005.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. King of the Playground. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1994.

O’Neill, Alexis. The Recess Queen. New York: Scholastic, 2002.

Teacher Resources:

American Bald Eagle Information. 3 September 2008  http://www.baldeagleinfo.com

Statue of Liberty National Monument. 3 September 2008 . http://www.nps.gov/stli

 

 

 

 

Lesson 1: A Good Citizen Follows Rules

 

Content Expectations:

1 - C1.0.1: Identify some reasons for rules in school (e.g., provide order, predictability, andsafety).

1 - C5.0.2: Identify situations in which people act as good citizens in the school community(e.g., thoughtful and effective participation in the school decisions, respect for the rights of others, respect for rule of law, voting, volunteering, compassion, courage, honesty).

W.GN.01.03: Write an informational piece that addresses a focus question (e.g., What is a family?) using descriptive, enumerative, or sequence patterns that may include headings, titles, labels, photographs, or illustrations to enhance the understanding of central ideas. (English Language Arts).

Key Concepts:  citizen, rules

 

Abstract:This lesson begins with an explanation of the term ‘citizen.’ Next, the teacher shows students a large web on chart paper with the following phrase in the center circle:A Good Citizen…” with 6 circles connected. The teacher explains that the class will be adding ideas to the  web as they complete each lesson in the unit. The teacher  distributes a small 7-page booklet. Students label the title page, “What is a Good Citizen?”The teacher explains that they will becreating a book about good citizens. Returning to the web, the teacher writes the phrase “follows rules” in one of the outer circles. The teacher then poses the following question: Why is it important to follow school rules? In a Turn-and –Talk activity, students brainstorm answers to the question with a partner and then share with the whole group. The teacher then reads the book Know and Follow Rules or a similar book, to the class. As the book is read, the class creates a list on chart paper of reasons the book gives for school rules including; rules help us learn, rules help peopleshow respect, rules remind people to be polite, rules help make things fair for everyone, etc. The teacher then asks students to turn to the first page of their booklet and write ‘A good citizen follows rules.’ on the lines provided. Students then create an illustration of a good citizen following a rule.

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 2:  A Good Citizen Respects Authority

 

Content Expectations:

 

1 - C1.0.2: Give examples of the use of power with authority in school (e.g., principal, teacher orbus driver enforcing school rules).

 

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