2Community Citizenship Constitution City Charter Responsibilities VOCABULARYCommunityCitizenshipConstitutionCity CharterResponsibilitiesVoluntarilyDuties
3Brainstorm 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?
4WHAT IS A CITIZEN?A. A member of a community with rights and responsibilities.B. A person who is kind to others and helps people.C. Someone involved in politics.D. An adult.
5So does that mean I’m a citizen? Of a city?Of a state?Am I a citizen of my school?We’re citizens of SOMETHING, right?
6YES ! A community is a group of people who share an environment. Every day, you are part of several different layers of community.That means you have many different levels of citizenship!
7SIDE 1: Levels of Citizenship CITIZENSHIP PYRAMID
8HOMELEVELSSTATECITYHOMESCHOOLNATIONThe people we live with make up the smallest “community” we belong to.Write “People I live with” here:
9SCHOOLLEVELSOur school or workplace is a community, too. These are the people we interact with outside our homes every day.NATIONSTATECITYSCHOOLRecord the name of your school here…HOME
10CITY You are a citizen of the city in which you live. LEVELSYou are a citizen of the city in which you live.NATIONSTATECITYRecord the name of your city (or the city or town closest to you) here…YOUR TOWNSCHOOLHOME
11ProvinceSTATELEVELSOur country is made up of 76 states provinces. You are a citizen of the state where you live.NATIONprovinceCITYSCHOOLWrite the name of your province here…HOME
12NATION NATION You are also a citizen of your country! LEVELSNATIONYou are also a citizen of your country!STATECITYWrite down the name of the nation in which you live here…SCHOOLHOME
13Check Your Work! Thailand Province Name Nearest City or Town LEVELSThailandNATIONProvince NamePROVINCENearest City or TownCITYYour SchoolSCHOOL“People I live with”HOME
14Sources of Rights & Responsibilities SIDE 2:Sources of Rights & ResponsibilitiesCITIZENSHIP PYRAMID
15Okay, so being a citizen means having rights and responsibilities Okay, so being a citizen means having rights and responsibilities. Where do those rights and responsibilities come from?
16Rights and responsibilities come from… A. The Prime minister.B. Police officers.C. Different places, depending on the level of citizenship.D. Long documents nobody can read or understand.
17In Thailand, we are guaranteed a list of rights in our Constitution. NATIONThai ConstitutionIn Thailand, we are guaranteed a list of rights in our Constitution.
18NATION Thai Constitution Thai constitution Record it here! SOURCES STATECITYSOURCESHOMESCHOOLNATIONRecord it here!Thai constitutionThai Constitution
19Province Constitution Each province has its own laws that guarantees rights to their citizens.
20Province Constitution SOURCESThai ConstitutionNATIONRecord it here!P ConstitutionSTATECITYProvince ConstitutionSCHOOLHOME
21CITYCity CharterCities usually have a city charter that tells how the city will run. It usually includes some rights and responsibilities of city citizens.
22CITY City Charter Thai Constitution State Constitution Record it here! SOURCESThai ConstitutionNATIONCity CharterState ConstitutionSTATERecord it here!City CharterCITYSCHOOLHOME
23SCHOOL School Handbook Most schools have a school handbook that lists the students’ rights and responsibilities. (Mostly responsibilities – more about that later!)
24SCHOOL School Handbook Thai Constitution P Constitution City Charter SOURCESThai ConstitutionNATIONSchool HandbookP ConstitutionSTATECity CharterCITYSchool HandbookRecord it here!SCHOOLHOME
25HOMEAdults in ChargeAt home, the adults in charge decide what your rights and responsibilities will be.
26HOME Adults in Charge Thai Constitution P Constitution City Charter SOURCESThai ConstitutionNATIONP ConstitutionSTATEAdults in ChargeCity CharterCITYSchool HandbookSCHOOLAdults in ChargeRecord it here!HOME
27Check Your Work: Thai Constitution P Constitution City Charter ORIGINSThai ConstitutionNATIONP ConstitutionSTATECity CharterCITYSchool HandbookSCHOOLAdults in ChargeHOME
29Rights are… A. Things adults get to do. B. Privileges the President has.C. Electric bulbs that let you read in the dark.D. A privilege or a claim to something.
30What kind of rights do citizens have at each level?
31Let’s just list a few examples: RIGHTSYou would need a pyramid the size of the ones inEGYPTto list all the rights citizens have at each level.Let’s just list a few examples:
32RIGHTS AND DUTIES1. 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
33NATION Thai Constitution Guarantees really BIG rights like freedom of speech, the right to vote, and the right to a jury trial in some kinds of cases.
34Freedom of speech, right to vote, right to a jury trial NATIONRIGHTSRecord it here!Freedom of speech, right to vote, right to a jury trialNATIONSTATEThai ConstitutionCITYSCHOOLHOME
35Province Constitution Your state constitution might guarantee the right to a free education or equal rights for men and women.State constitutions usually repeat many of the rights listed in the Thai Constitution. But often they add more…
36STATE State Constitution Record it here! RIGHTSFreedom of speech, right to vote, right to a jury trialNATIONRight to free education; equal rights for men and womenRecord it here!STATECITYState ConstitutionSCHOOLHOME
37CITYCity CharterThis gives you the right to services your city provides, like sidewalks or parks.
38CITY City Charter Record it here! RIGHTSFreedom of speech, right to vote, right to a jury trialNATIONCity CharterRight to free education; equal rights for men and womenSTATERight to use sidewalks and parksRecord it here!CITYSCHOOLHOME
39SCHOOL School Handbook Hey! I don’t see any rights in my school handbook. All I see is stuff kids aren’t supposed to do!
41A Citizen’s Legal Duties Each of us belongs to many communities:- Home- neighborhood- town, city- school- church/TEMPLE- CITY- countryAs community members, we have many responsibilities – things we should do or obligations that we fulfill voluntarily
42Can you think of any “responsibilities”? BrainstormCan you think of any “responsibilities”?HOMESCHOOLTEMPLECOUNTRY
43A 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.
44CAN YOU THINK OF ANY DUTIES? BRAINSTORMCAN YOU THINK OF ANY DUTIES?
45Community Citizenship Constitution City Charter Responsibilities VOCABULARYCommunityCitizenshipConstitutionCity CharterResponsibilitiesVoluntarilyDuties
46HOMEWORK Keep your pyramid safe, until our next lesson. Now, take home this reading assignment and fill the booklet out.
47Duties Obey the Law Pay Taxes Serve specific purposes, such as to help people get along, prevent accidents, and see that resources are used fairlyPay 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.
48Duties 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.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.
49DutiesAttend School- Most states require young people to attend school until the age of 16.
50Civic Responsibilities 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
51Civic Responsibilities 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
52Civic Responsibilities 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.
53Civic Responsibilities 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.
54Civic Responsibilities 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
55Citizens 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 charityIn 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.