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1 1.What are responsibilities? 2.What could happen if citizens fail to perform some of the duties required by the government? 3.What are some of the duties that government requires its citizens to perform? 4.What happens to your tax money? 5.What is a draft? Please copy the questions (10). Please skip three lines per questions. Thanks.

2 6.Who is required to register with the government for the draft 7.Why do most states require their students to attend school to at least the age of 16? 8.Why is staying informed a civic responsibility? 9.Why is voting such an important civic responsibility? 10.What is tolerance?

3  Describe the duties and responsibilities of a citizen of the USA  Discuss the importance of volunteer work

4 oNext Quiz – Chapter 1, Section 1 quiz – 8/29 oCh. 2 test will be on Wednesday, 9/4

5 Bell ringer Outline – Democratic governments GR 5-1 Compare and Contrast Duties and Responsibilities

6 A.Governmental Power 1. In some countries, power is held by a small group or single person called a _______________ 2. ______ is a good example of a dictatorship 3. In the US, all citizens share in governing and being governed called a ________ B.Foundations of Democracy 1. Democracy began in Ancient Greece in the city of _______ 2. _______ Democracy  all citizens meet to debate and vote on government matters 3. __________ Democracy  Citizens choose smaller groups to represent them to make laws C.United States 1. Oldest representative ________ in the world 2. For more than _______ years, Americans have elected Presidents, members of Congress & other officials 3. Citizens express their _____ in person, over phone, , etc

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9 Following the ____ is a citizens most important duty; order cannot be maintained it we do not follow the law. _____ pay for the government’s activities; pay taxes in several ways (income, sales, property)

10 Please copy the questions (5); Use the charts found on pages 122 and 129 to answer. Thanks. 1.Is paying taxes a duty or a responsibility? (page 122) 2.Which duty do you as a 7 th grade student follow? (page 122) 3.Which age group has the highest percentage of people volunteering? (page 129) 4.In what year did 225 million people volunteer? (pg 129) 5.How can you help when you volunteer at an animal shelter? (page 129)

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13  Describe the duties and responsibilities of a citizen of the USA  Discuss the importance of volunteer work

14 oNext Quiz – Chapter 1, Section 1 quiz – Today oCh. 2 test will be on Wednesday, 9/4

15 Bell ringer Compare / Contrast Duties and Responsibilities Quiz – Ch. 1, Sec 1 HWK – GR 5-1

16 Following the ____ is a citizens most important duty; order cannot be maintained it we do not follow the law. _____ pay for the government’s activities; pay taxes in several ways (income, sales, property)

17 Every _____must be prepared to serve on a jury; must serve as witness if called. All men age 18 and up register for _____ to defend our country; no draft since Vietnam War (1974)

18 Most states require students to go to school to the age of _____; learn to think, form opinions, and express views clearly

19 Please copy the questions (16). 1. A strong military is very important. 2. Healthcare for everyone is important, even if I have to help pay for it. 3. High taxes are okay because they help pay for roads, schools, social security, etc. 4. A woman should be allowed to have an abortion. 5. Gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry. 6. People without jobs should receive money from the government, even if I have to help pay for it. 7. Environmental protection is very important. 8. The war in Iraq was the right decision.

20 Please copy the questions (16).. 9. Fighting terrorism is more important than fighting cancer. 10. Marijuana should be legal. 11. The government should have greater control over economic issues. 12. The government should have greater control over moral issues (ie abortion, religion, sexuality, drugs). 13. The government gives too much money to poor people. 14. My country is more important than other countries in the EU. 15. Immigrants should be allowed to live and work in my country. 16. The death penalty is an acceptable form of punishment.

21  Describe the duties and responsibilities of a citizen of the USA  Discuss the importance of volunteer work

22 oLabor Day on Monday, no school!!! oCh. 5 test will be on Wednesday, 9/5

23 Bell ringer Compare / Contrast Duties and Responsibilities Vocabulary Flashcards HWK – Read pages

24 Responsibility to know what the ____ is doing; read the newspaper, surf the net, watch the news One of most important responsibility; elect leaders, ____ on issues, consent of governed

25 Things we Should do Calling up men aged 18 and up for military service Things that We must do Respecting and accepting others Regardless of their beleifs, Practices or differences Complex systems With many Departments, Rules and people In chain of command The practice of Offering your Time and services Without pay Group of people Who share the same Interests and concerns The health, Prosperity, and Happiness of A community Pages

26 Practice tolerance; accept and respect others regardless of beliefs, practices or differences Responsible citizens care about others as well as themselves; Volunteer and help your community

27 Please read pages (National Service Programs). Copy down statements (5) and answer. Thanks. 1.In 1961, the _______ was launched to help people in the poorest countries. 2.In return for a year of service, _______ revieve an allowance to live on and money to pay for college. 3.The ______ provides volunteer opportunities to Americans aged 55 and over. 4.The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program links _____ to service opportunities in their back yard. 5.The USA _________ Corps bought together the Peace Corps and America Corps.

28  Describe the duties and responsibilities of a citizen of the USA  Discuss the importance of volunteer work

29 oLabor Day Holiday!! No School!! oCh. 5 test will be on Wednesday, 9/5

30 Bell ringer Outline – Volunteering Are you a Republican or Democrat Hwk - None

31 A.Volunteer Work 1. Every year more than half of all _______ volunteer to community better 2. _________ is a group of people who share common interest and concerns B. Limited Resources 1. __________ – complex system with many departments, rules, and people 2. Good ________ are concerned about welfare, health and prosperity of others

32 D. Volunteerism 1. Contributing time to work on community projects is heart of __________ 2. Practice of offering your time and service to others without __________ C. John F Kennedy 1. “Ask not what your _______ can do for you but what you can do for our country” 2. _________ called for renewed commitment to community service


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