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1 Citizen Me! ALL the LAYERS to YOUR CITIZENSHIP Part One

2 C. Someone involved in politics. A. A member of a community with rights and responsibilities. D. An adult. WHAT IS A CITIZEN? B. A person who is kind to others and helps people.

3 We’re citizens of SOMETHING, right? Of a state? Am I a citizen of my school? So does that mean I’m a citizen? Of a city?

4 YES ! community A community is a group of people who share an environment. Every day you are part of several different layers of community. citizenship That means you have many different levels of citizenship!

5 CITIZENSHIP PYRAMID SIDE 1: Levels of Citizenship

6 The people we live with make up the smallest “community” we belong to. “People I live with” Write “People I live with” here: HOME LEVELS STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

7 Our school or workplace is a community too. These are the people we interact with outside our homes every day. your school Record the name of your school here… NATION SCHOOL LEVELS STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL

8 You are a citizen of the city in which you live. your city Record the name of your city (or the city or town closest to you) here… CITY LEVELS STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

9 STATE Our country is made up of 50 states (and a district, too!). You are a citizen of the state where you live. your state Write the name of your state here… STATE LEVELS STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

10 SCHOOL HOME NATION You are also a citizen of your country! nation Write down the name of the nation in which you live here… NATION LEVELS STATE CITY NATION

11 Your School United States State Name Nearest City or Town “People I live with” Check Your Work! LEVELS STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

12 CITIZENSHIP PYRAMID SIDE 2: Sources of Rights & Responsibilities

13 Okay, so being a citizen means having rights and responsibilities. Where do those rights and responsibilities come from?

14 A. The President. C. Different places, depending on the level of citizenship. B. Police officers. D. Long documents nobody can read or understand. Rights and responsibilities come from…

15 NATION United States Constitution In the United States, we are guaranteed a list of rights in our Constitution.

16 Record it here! U.S. Constitution STATE CITY SOURCES HOME SCHOOL NATION NATION United States Constitution

17 Each state has its own constitution that guarantees rights to the state’s citizens. State Constitution STATE

18 SOURCES Record it here! U.S. Constitution State Constitution STATE STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

19 City Charter CITY Cities usually have a city charter that tells how the city will run. It usually includes some rights and responsibilities of city citizens.

20 SOURCES Record it here! U.S. Constitution State Constitution City Charter CITY STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

21 School Handbook SCHOOL Most schools have a school handbook that lists the students’ rights and responsibilities. (Mostly responsibilities – more about that later!)

22 SOURCES Record it here! U.S. Constitution State Constitution City Charter School Handbook SCHOOL STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

23 At home, the adults in charge decide what your rights and responsibilities will be. Adults in Charge HOME

24 SOURCES Record it here! U.S. Constitution State Constitution City Charter School Handbook Adults in Charge HOME STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

25 ORIGINS Check Your Work: U.S. Constitution State Constitution City Charter School Handbook Adults in Charge STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

26 CITIZENSHIP PYRAMID SIDE 3: Rights!

27 A. Things adults get to do. C. Electric bulbs that let you read in the dark. B. Privileges the President has. D. A privilege or a claim to something. Rights are…

28 What kind of rights do citizens have at each level?

29 You would need a pyramid the size of the ones in EGYPT to list all the rights citizens have at each level. Let’s just list a few examples: RIGHTS

30 Guarantees really BIG rights like freedom of speech, the right to vote, and the right to a jury trial in some kinds of cases. United States Constitution NATION

31 Record it here! Freedom of speech, right to vote, right to a jury trial RIGHTS United States Constitution NATION STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

32 Your state constitution might guarantee the right to a free education or equal rights for men and women. State Constitution STATE State constitutions usually repeat many of the rights listed in the U.S. Constitution. But often they add more…

33 Record it here! Right to free education; equal rights for men and women RIGHTS State Constitution STATE STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION Freedom of speech, right to vote, right to a jury trial Why do you think the U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee the right to an education? Should it?

34 City Charter CITY This gives you the right to services your city provides, like sidewalks or parks.

35 RIGHTS Right to use sidewalks and parks Right to free education; equal rights for men and women Record it here! City Charter STATE CITY CITY SCHOOL HOME NATION Freedom of speech, right to vote, right to a jury trial Would it be a problem if the U.S. Constitution talked about sidewalks?

36 School Handbook SCHOOL Hey! I don’t see any rights in my school handbook. All I see is stuff kids aren’t supposed to do!


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