Monday, February 24, 2014

We talk about different Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities...What About Citizenship?

In our last class, we talked about the different roles you may find yourself in and how you may have varying RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES to each role. 

Let's watch a video (Citizenship 101) about citizenship, it is like a 1940's newsreel and a bit corny (attempt at humor), but it makes the point. Lets watch: 

After watching the video, ask yourself these questions, as they pertain to being a good citizen in your community in and out of school:

  • When was the last time you picked up a piece of trash? (Picking up after yourself doesn't count because that is what you are supposed to do.)
  • When was the last time you recycled anything?
  • When was the last time you participated in community service?
  • When was the last time you held the door for somebody?
  • When was the last time you helped somebody who was elderly, that wasn't a relative? (What would you want someone to do for your Grandmother or Grandfather???)
    • Offer to Help them cross the street
    • Offer to help them carry something
    • Shovel their walk or take their garbage can out or in without looking for money
  •  How informed are you about what is going on in your house, school, neighborhood, city, state, and the nation?
  • During class do you pay attention or do you zone out? Do you distract (goof around, flirt, talk, use phone, listen to music) others in class or in group work; or do you contribute and set the example?
CLASS WORK: We will review the JROTC class (PPT) on Citizenship and Responsibility.

YOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: Hold a door open for somebody today / tonight. Or pick up some trash to make an area look better. Do something to help someone out in your community?


  1. Here is an example of how citizenship, sovereignty, and laws work.


    Here is an example of local elected officials to vary the tax requirements based upon the location of the citizens.