What makes a good citizen?: Activity one

What makes a good citizen?

  1. Explain to students that they will be investigating the question, ‘What makes a good citizen?’ In order to answer this question, students will need to focus on some preliminary questions first. Write the following questions on the board:
    • What is a citizen?
    • Are you a future citizen or are you already a citizen? Justify your answer with at least two reasons.

Use a strategy such as 'Think-Pair-Share', collate and record student response on the board or on sheets of butcher’s paper.

  1. As a class, brainstorm a list of characteristics for good citizens. Initial responses by students could include:
    • following rules
    • displaying kindness, care and compassion
    • treating everyone equally and with respect
    • making a contribution through community services such as volunteer groups
    • respecting community property.

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