2 IntroductionThe United States Welcome Center is often asked, “What are the characteristics that make a good citizen?”They need your help in finding a creative way to present the information.
3 TaskYou and your partner will work together to research and create a project showing the characteristics that make a good citizen. The Welcome Center will choose the best project to show to people who are new citizen’s of the United States.
4 - Begin by deciding who will be Citizen A and Citizen B - Each person will have jobs at each step - Begin by reading each step of the process AND the jobs before beginning
6 Step 1 Choose a team nameSpend less than 5 minutes deciding your team name and writing it on the cover of your “Rights and Responsibilities” manual.Citizen A – gets the manual (from your teacher) and pencilsCitizen B – records the name on the front cover
7 Step 2Kids in England have found that rights and responsibilities are pretty important. They have a short video to share with you about their thoughts. Before you hear what they have to say, you need to brainstorm questions that you have about rights and responsibilities and record them in your manual.JOBS:Citizen A: You will lead the discussion on questions you both have about rights and responsibilities. Make sure that you ask your team member their thoughts and share yours as well.Citizen B: You will take part in the discussion and may record at least two questions in your manual on page two.
8 Step 2 Continued… Video about Rights Before you start the video, read questions a-c in your manual (page two). Discuss them so that you know what to be listening for as you watch the video. As the kids in the video share ideas, make sure to pause the movie and take notes. You may need to watch it more than once.Click this link:Video about RightsJobs: Citizen A: You will record any notes that need to be taken as you watch the clip.Citizen B: You will be the navigator, the person in charge of controlling the computer.
9 Step 3Every person has rights. Find out some of your rights by clicking on the following website below:This website will help you answer the questions on page 3 of your manual.RightsJobs:Citizen A: You will be the navigator, the person in charge of controlling the computer. You will also record the team's answer to questions a – c on page three.Citizen B: Read each bullet on your rights out loud and discuss them with your partner. Decide as a team at least four you will include in your Welcome Center project and then write them down on page three.
10 Step 4We all have responsibilities. Click on the links below to find out some of your responsibilities.These websites will help you answer the questions on page 3 of your manual and may give you ideas for your project.Responsibilities 1Responsibilities 2Jobs:Citizen A: You will record any notes that need to be taken as you watch the clip.Citizen B: You will be the navigator, the person in charge of controlling the computer.
11 Step 5What happens when people don't accept their responsibilities? Discuss as a team some possible consequences of not being responsible and record your ideas on page four. Jobs:Citizen A: Record your team's two possible consequences on page four, lines e and f.Citizen B: You will lead the discussion on brainstorming consequences of not accepting responsibility.
12 Step 6Now that you've come up with your own possible consequences, discover some others. Click the link below:ConsequencesJobs:Citizen A: You will be the navigator, the person in charge of controlling the computer.Citizen B: Read each bullet on "What Happens When People Don't Accept Responsibility?" and discuss them with your partner. Decide as a team at least three you will include in your project and then write them down on page four, lines g, h, and i.
13 Step 7Now that you've learned about our rights and responsibilities, click on the link below and play:Matching GameOnce you complete the game, discuss at least two things that you learned and record them on lines j and k.Jobs:Citizen A: You will navigate (first) for half the shuffle (4 boxes) and give input to your partner as they navigate. When finished, you will record one fact about rights and responsibilities that your team learned.Citizen B: You will navigate the last half of the shuffle (3 boxes) and give input to your partner as they navigate. You will record (after the Citizen A) one fact about rights and responsibilities that your team learned.
14 Step 8Now that you have explored why we have rights and responsibilities, decide as a team how you will present the information to new citizens. No matter which tool you choose to use, you must include a paragraph answering the question, "What are the characteristics of a good citizen?”Jobs:Citizen A: You will read the Evaluation Page aloud.Citizen B: You will navigate the Evaluation Page.Evaluation Page
16 One project will be voted on as the winning project. ConclusionCongratulations on your hard work. Your project will be on display for the next several days for your classmates to see.One project will be voted on as the winning project.
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