Thursday, February 20, 2014


What does it mean to be a citizen? Before we get into citizenship let us talk about the concept of a person's rights and responsibilities. What is the rights and responsibilities of a person in different roles? Depending upon the role is a person in a particular environment or situation their RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES may change.

Let us look at some quick definitions: 

RIGHT: ...that which is due to anyone by just claim, legal guarantee, and moral principle.

RESPONSIBILITY:  ...the fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable within one's power, control, or management. 

Understanding your role in your environment in a particular situation is critical to your success and well being. It is often helpful to think what are your RIGHTS and what are your RESPONSIBILITIES in a particular role. 

Below is a list of some roles you may fulfill now and in the future. Are the RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES different for these roles and describe how.

  • Son or Daughter
  • Student
  • Underage Person (under 18)
  • Adult (18 years old)
  • JROTC Cadet
  • Student- Athlete
  • Underage worker
  • Adult worker
  • Parent
  • Underage citizen / Adult citizen
  • Spouse: Husband or Wife
Group Activity
KNOW lets form into groups and take 10 minutes to discuss with your peers what do you think about the rights and responsibilities of a citizen. 

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