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1 SSCG:7The students will describe how thoughtful and effective participation in Civil life is characterized by obeying the law, paying taxes, serving on a Jury, participating in the political process, performing public service, Registering for military duty, being informed on current issues, and Respecting differing opinions.
2 EQ: Why Study Government? Students will be asked to examine and list how government affect their daily lives. We will discuss the importance of government and their role in it. Students will develop an understanding of the role of citizens as it pertains to how the governed determine what governments can and cannot do.
3 Obeying the LawNot obeying the law has ALL negative connotations on society-It costs law abiding citizens money, security and sometimes their live-Businesses will not to move into a community where there is a high crime Rate citizens will have lower job opportunitiesResulting in higher unemployment, welfare cases and crime-By obeying the law society is much more productive-more business’ + more opportunities =more jobs-people feel more secure in their surroundings-families are more apt to do more activities in their community-Ask this question: Do you want a jail in your back yard?
4 Informed on Current Issues: Being aware of issues going on around you allows you to have a voice in those things that concern you.- knowing how your tax dollars are being spent- not allowing others to make decisions for you- an uneducated society is one that is easily taken advantage ofAgain do you want a jail in your backyard?
5 Serving on a Jury:Serving on a jury is not only a civic duty, it is a moral responsibility.serving insures that people in our communities are being judgeby other citizens of that communityIt holds criminals accountable to the communityServing relieves the burden of the court systemIf we didn’t have a citizenry willing to do their duty the governmentWould have to increase taxes to fund a jury poolWould you want somebody from another community hearing a case against you?
6 Registering for the Military: Is it not better to be prepared in the event of an emergency than to be caught of guard and unprepared?a way of insuring that we will have the forces needed to protect usas stated in the Preamble the government has the responsibility“Providing for the common defense” and “Securing the blessingsOf liberty”relying on a volunteer army is unreliableonly young men the age of 18 are required to registerwhat greater form of civic responsibility than to defend societyas a whole
7 Paying Taxes: a necessary evil to insure government can keep running used to support programs and works projects to better society as a wholeanother of the purposes stated in the Preamble “Promote the general welfare
8 Involved in the Political Process: If you don’t vote you can’t complain.to be involved is more than just votingsupporting a candidate or a party platform is a sense of identificationhaving a say in who or who does not represent youone vote does matterhaving a support system on issues that most
9 Respecting Differing Opinions: We can not be an educated society unless we know both sides of an argumentopening up our minds to other possibilitiescompromising with others to get more donepromote civil obediencebeing introduced to ideas to come up with alternative solutionsTolerance of others so we can live peacefully as a society“One man, one voice” everyone needs to be heard
10 Public Service: Helping others who may not be able to help themselves. less of a burden on taxpayerssuch as no tax dollars being useda sense of community with other citizensa stake in our neighborhoodswatching out for the other guymore productive as volunteers instead of waiting to have an immediateneed addressed