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1 Citizenship ALL the LAYERS to YOUR CITIZENSHIP Part One

2  Community  Citizenship  Constitution  City Charter  Responsibilities  Voluntarily  Duties VOCABULARY

3  What do you think it means to be a citizen?  Do citizens have any rights?  Do they have responsibilities?  If so, where do those come from? BRAINSTORM

4 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.

5 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?

6 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!

7 CITIZENSHIP PYRAMID SIDE 1: Levels of Citizenship

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 STATE Our country is made up of 76 states provinces. You are a citizen of the state where you live. your province Write the name of your province here… Province LEVELS province CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

12 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

13 Your School Thailand Province Name Nearest City or Town “People I live with” Check Your Work! LEVELS PROVINCE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

14 CITIZENSHIP PYRAMID SIDE 2: Sources of Rights & Responsibilities

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

16 A. The Prime minister. 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…

17 NATION Thai Constitution In Thailand, we are guaranteed a list of rights in our Constitution.

18 Record it here! Thai constitution STATE CITY SOURCES HOME SCHOOL NATION NATION Thai Constitution

19 Each province has its own laws that guarantees rights to their citizens. Province Constitution Province

20 SOURCES Record it here! Thai Constitution P Constitution Province Constitution PROVINCE STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

21 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.

22 SOURCES Record it here! Thai Constitution State Constitution City Charter CITY STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

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

24 SOURCES Record it here! Thai Constitution P Constitution City Charter School Handbook SCHOOL STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

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

26 SOURCES Record it here! Thai Constitution P Constitution City Charter School Handbook Adults in Charge HOME STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

27 ORIGINS Check Your Work: Thai Constitution P Constitution City Charter School Handbook Adults in Charge STATE CITY HOME SCHOOL NATION

28 CITIZENSHIP PYRAMID SIDE 3: Rights!

29 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…

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

31 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

32 RIGHTS AND DUTIES 1. Obeying the laws 2. Paying taxes 3. Defending the nation 4. Serving in court 5. Attending school 6. Voting Responsibilities include: 1. Being informed about the government and knowing your rights in order to preserve them 2. Participating in government 3. Respecting the rights of others 4. Respecting diversity

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

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

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

36 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

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

38 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

39 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!

40 BACK TO YOUR NOTEBOOKS

41 A CITIZEN ’ S LEGAL DUTIES  Each of us belongs to many communities:  - Home - neighborhood - town, city - school - church/TEMPLE - CITY - country  As community members, we have many responsibilities – things we should do or obligations that we fulfill voluntarily

42 BRAINSTORM  Can you think of any “responsibilities”?  HOME  SCHOOL  TEMPLE  COUNTRY

43 A CITIZEN ’ S LEGAL DUTIES  As citizens, we also have duties – things we are required to do.  We must fulfill duties required by national, state, and local governments or face fines or imprisonment.

44 BRAINSTORM  CAN YOU THINK OF ANY DUTIES?

45  Community  Citizenship  Constitution  City Charter  Responsibilities  Voluntarily  Duties VOCABULARY

46  Keep your pyramid safe, until our next lesson.  Now, take home this reading assignment and fill the booklet out. HOMEWORK

47 DUTIES 1.Obey the Law -Serve specific purposes, such as to help people get along, prevent accidents, and see that resources are used fairly 2.Pay Taxes - Government uses tax money to pay police, pave roads, and maintain armed forces. People pay a percentage of what they bring in, or on the sale of goods or even property.

48 DUTIES 3.Defend the Nation - In the U.S. all men aged must register with the government in case the country needs to draft, or call up men for military service; today military service is voluntary. 4.Serve in Court - Every adult citizen must be prepared to serve on a jury or as a witness at a trial if called to do so.

49 DUTIES 5.Attend School - Most states require young people to attend school until the age of 16.

50 CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES 1.Be Informed - Know what the government is doing so that you can voice your opinion. - People can learn about issues and leaders by reading print publications, listening to news on the radio or T.V., talking o people, and searching the internet - Be aware of your rights

51 CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES 2.Speak Up and Vote - Remember, the government exists to serve you, but you must make your concerns known. - Calling, writing, or sending s to your elected representatives; joining political parties; working for a cause - VOTE

52 CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES 3.Respect Other ’ s Rights - people must respect public property and the property of others. - vandalizing and littering are not only disrespectful but also a crime.

53 CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES 4.Respect Diversity - Although we may disagree with people or disapprove of their lifestyles, these people have an equal right to their beliefs and practices - Tolerance means respecting and accepting others, regardless of their beliefs, practices, or differences. - Diversity in our country is a strength, all citizens are equal and entitled to be treated the same.

54 CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES 5.Contribute to the Common Good - Contributing time, effort, and money to help others and to improve the community life. - Be an active participant in your community

55 CITIZENS AND THE COMMUNITY  Volunteerism is the practice of offering your time and services to others without payment.  Instead of their time, many Americans contribute money to charity  In 2005, people gave more than $250 billion to charity. Average 2% of their income.  Most came from average individual citizens, some came from large corporations.


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