Presentation on theme: "Duties, Responsibilities, and Community Service"— Presentation transcript:
1 Duties, Responsibilities, and Community Service CE. 3c-e, CE. 4a-G
2 Questions What civic duties are expected of all citizens? What are the ways individuals demonstrate responsible citizenship?In what ways do citizens participate in community service?
3 Civic DutiesFor government to be effective, citizens must fulfill their civic duties.Citizens who choose not to fulfill these civic duties face legal consequences.
4 Civic Duties Duties of citizens Obey laws Pay taxes Serve in the armed forces, if calledServe on a jury or as a witness in court, when summoned
5 Responsibilities of Citizens A basic responsibility of citizenship is to contribute to the common good.Civic responsibilities are fulfilled by choice; they are voluntary.
6 Responsibilities of Citizens Register and voteHold elective officeCommunicate with government officials to influence government actionsServe in voluntary, appointed government positionsParticipate in political campaignsKeep informed regarding current issuesRespect others’ right to an equal voice in government
7 Addressing Community Needs A democratic society requires the active participation of its citizens.Ways for citizens to participate in community serviceVolunteer to support democratic institutions (e.g., League of Women Voters).Express concern about the welfare of the community as a whole (e.g., as related to environment, public health and safety, education).Help to make the community a good place to work and live (e.g., by becoming involved with public service organizations, tutoring, volunteering in nursing homes).
10 Vocabulary society institutions participation welfare community servicevolunteering
11 Review Describe the duties of citizenship. Examine the responsibilities of citizenship.Evaluate how civic and social duties address community needs and serve the public good.
12 Personal Character Traits Thoughtful and effective participation in civic life depends upon the exercise of good citizenship.Effective participation in civic life can includeformulating questionsanalyzing information from a variety of sourcesexpressing a positiondevising and implementing a planpracticing thoughtful decision making in personal, financial, and civic matters (e.g., voting, civic issues).
13 Personal Character Traits Personal traits of good citizensTrustworthiness and honestyCourtesy and respect for the rights of othersResponsibility, accountability, and self-relianceRespect for the lawPatriotismParticipation in the school and/or local communityParticipation in elections as an informed voter